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September 25, 2023

Special Reports & Commentary

United Nations
Calif. Governor: ‘Climate Crisis is a Fossil Fuel Crisis’
Saying that 'humanity has opened the gates of hell,' UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels worldwide and a phaseout of all coal-fired generation in well-off countries by 2030.
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Proactive Hosting Capacity Planning is Essential for Evolving Grid
Utilities and customers both benefit when proactive hosting capacity planning is used to get ahead of the rising demand for distributed energy resources, panelists at the RE+ conference in Las Vegas said.
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More Federal Outreach Needed to Support Clean Energy Development on Tribal Land
The challenge of unlocking the renewable energy development of tribal lands goes beyond financing, and requires respect, patience and innovation.
ERCOT
ERCOT Voltage Drop Leads to EEA Level 2
A drop in voltage forced ERCOT to enter emergency operations for the first time since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm.
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Stakeholder Soapbox: The Cost of Inaction — An Outdated Grid, Overpriced Power
Former Maryland Public Service Commission Chairman Jason Stanek lays out the ways in which a lack of regulation and repair have led to a fragile, financially wasteful energy grid.
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Forum Turnout, Tone Could Signal Growing Support for EDAM
The stars may not yet have aligned for CAISO in the contest to bring an organized electricity market to the West, but key industry players appeared to be doing just that at an ISO event to celebrate the progress of its Extended Day-Ahead Market.
ERCOT
ERCOT Continues to Rely on Voluntary Conservation
ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas thanked Texas consumers for helping the grid operator survive tight operating conditions this summer.
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Backers of Independent Western RTO Seek to Move Quickly
The coalition of utility commissioners that proposed the creation of an independent Western RTO is wasting no time getting the project up and running.
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BANC Moving to Join CAISO’s EDAM
CAISO scored a potentially important victory when the Balancing Authority of Northern California said it will pursue membership in the ISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market — and not SPP’s Markets+.
Our World in Data
Counterflow: World of Hurt
Columnist Steve Huntoon examines the unintended consequence of reducing aerosol pollution: the acceleration of climate change.

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