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March 4, 2013

Subcommittee to examine grid implications of coal’s decline

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-03-04 12:55:46

A key House subcommittee tomorrow will examine how electric utilities are adjusting to shifts away from coal and toward natural gas and intermittent renewable sources in the United States. The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will invite public and investor-owned utility executives to testify on the role of a “diverse electricity generation portfolio.” [ read more … ]

U.S. investment could make turbines cost-competitive by 2030 — report

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-03-04 12:56:07

The cost of offshore wind could compete with conventional and alternative renewable energy sources by 2030 if the United States is willing to invest $18 billion to $52 billion, according to a new report commissioned by offshore wind advocates. The Brattle Group Inc. study found that such an investment would produce “modest” increases in consumers’ monthly energy bills and that investments in the technology would help diversify the country’s energy portfolio. [ read more … ]

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