The director of electric power at sustainability nonprofit Ceres writes that, despite the president’s efforts to prop up coal, a market-driven clean energy transition is well underway.
It’s unclear whether a powerful lawmaker will yet seize on a new state study to try to cement a statewide wind moratorium — in part because the analysis isn’t public, and just one civilian has been authorized to see its results.
As Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other Northeast states seek to rapidly escalate offshore wind, it’s causing a ripple effect for logistics companies that are more accustomed to serving the oil and gas industry.
The utility serving Aspen, Colorado reached 100 percent renewable energy three years ago while keeping costs low, and the repowering of a Nebraska wind farm will save even more money.
Observers expect state utility regulators to scrutinize wind and solar projects despite new law requiring them.