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May 18, 2024

coal plant retirements

Duke Energy
NC Residents Criticize Duke’s Pace of Coal Retirements, Reliance on Gas in Carbon Plan
North Carolina residents called upon the Utilities Commission to address Duke Energy’s preferred carbon plan, criticizing its slow pace of coal plant retirements and increase in gas plants compared to other options.
EPA
EPA Power Plant Rules Squeeze Coal Plants; Existing Gas Plants Exempt
Coal-fired power plants nationwide will either have to close by 2039 or use carbon capture and storage or other technologies to capture 90% of their emissions by 2032 under EPA’s long-awaited final rule.
Resources for the Future
RFF Analysis of Net-zero Projections Finds Continued Fossil Fuel Use
Many recent projections for energy use have fossil fuel use plateauing after 2030, when it needs to rapidly decline to meet midcentury carbon targets, Resources for the Future said.
FERC, via Hitachi ABB Power Grids Velocity Suite
FERC: Markets Stable in 2023; Gas Continues to Dominate Mix
2023 began with a mild winter, setting the pace for a relatively quiet year in which natural gas and wholesale electricity prices dropped and the U.S. added a net 26 GW in generation capacity.
Shutterstock
SERC Highlights DERs, Extreme Weather Challenges in LTRA
SERC said in its Long-Term Reliability Assessment that continued active collaboration with registered entities and other stakeholders is needed to address growing reliability concerns.
Tennessee Valley Authority
FERC Approves Pipeline to Supply New TVA Cumberland Gas Plant
FERC put the Tennessee Valley Authority one step closer to replacing its Cumberland coal plant with a new natural gas plant when it permitted a new pipeline.
LG&E-KU
Groups Say Partially Approved LG&E-KU Plan Signals Fleet Transition
Community groups are hailing the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s decision to reject a proposed gas plant from LG&E and KU while greenlighting multiple planned solar installations and coal plant retirements.
Duke Energy
Duke Earnings Slip on Low Demand, but Long-term Growth Expected
Duke Energy saw quarterly earnings slip due to low demand, but a growing economy and the transition to cleaner energy had its executives highlighting future growth opportunities on its earnings call Thursday.
Lim, Aklin and Frank in Nature Communications
Green Jobs are Growing Far from Fossil Fuel Workers
Green jobs may be growing, but the vast majority of fossil fuel extraction workers whose jobs are threatened by the energy transition will not fill them, according to a new paper.
NIPSCO
NIPSCO Proposes New Gas Plant; Ind. Consumer Advocate Displeased
Tensions are building between NIPSCO and the Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana over the utility's proposal to build a new natural gas peaking plant.

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