“It will be difficult (and costly) to reduce emissions, unless a wide range of options are available,” a new analysis says.
Duke Energy’s long-term generation plan in North Carolina is similar to prior years, forecasting a continued reliance on coal and natural gas into the 2030s. Advocates hope the plan gets more scrutiny from regulators this time around.
Xcel Energy says purchasing the Manako gas plant will help it transition to carbon-free power, but critics aren’t buying it.
Property owners in the pipeline’s path are relieved by recent delays that offer hope they might stop the project.
Wind and solar generation on the nation’s largest regional electric grid lags other parts of the country.