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Meet the ZEC. It’s completely the same as the REC, but not at all.

Trevor Sutherland April 7, 2017 08:32 PM

In the past months two states have passed legislation creating Zero Emissions Credit, or ZEC, programs. While the name “Zero Emissions,” seems to hint at a...

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New Transmission Required for More Wind and Solar

Jude Clemente March 31, 2017 02:33 PM

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to our national goal of deploying more wind and solar energy is their incapacity to be physically transported to a power plant like coal or natural gas. Because of this, the generating facility must be...

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Two attempted Capacity Reforms in MISO come to naught

Trevor Sutherland March 16, 2017 08:20 PM

In the past weeks, two different efforts to change MISO’s capacity system have concluded. One, an in-the-weeds discussion on how transmission affects capacity pricing, ended with a...

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Drill Baby, Drill - How the Permian Basin is Leading the E&P Resurgence in the United States

Beau Walker March 9, 2017 02:42 PM

The natural gas and crude oil exploration and production (E&P) sector took a hit in 2016. A downturn in both gas and crude pricing, where both traded at prices not seen in more than...

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New York Releases Plan for Distributed Resources

Trevor Sutherland February 27, 2017 03:35 PM

In late January, the New York Independent Service Operator (NYISO) released its updated Distributed Energy Roadmap. This document aims to address many of the concerns around...

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