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Democrats pushed climate action. Then utility bills skyrocketed.

There is intensifying political pressure on state lawmakers to do something about utility bills that have shot up by as much as 127 percent over the last decade. Climate spending — from wildfire prevention to building out transmission capacity and paying for renewables — is partly to blame. …

Britain’s Disastrous Path to Net Zero Is a Warning to the U.S.

At last year’s U.N. climate conference in Dubai, the Biden administration agreed to triple the world’s renewable-energy capacity by 2030. It also joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, pledging to eliminate coal-powered generation. This is all part of President Biden’s goal to completely decarbonize the U.S. electrical grid by 2035 and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas …

Why Climate Activists’ Push for Renewable Energy May Backfire

Renewables such as wind and solar are intermittent and largely unpredictable energy sources, with rapid swings in output from one minute to the next. This creates major challenges for operators of the nation’s electricity grid, because supply must equal demand, and the supply “curve” in a given area never tracks the output from intermittent renewable …

Global coal exports and power generation hit new highs in 2023

Worldwide electricity generation from coal hit record highs in 2023, while thermal coal exports surpassed 1 billion metric tons for the first time as coal’s use in power systems continues to grow despite widespread efforts to cut back on fossil fuels. …

U.S. needs coal

It’s not hard to sense that something extraordinary is happening in the United States: Digital technology has been neglected by policymakers in the nation’s energy demand. The evidence can be found in the vast computer-server farms that move and store data and activate everything from smartphones to laptops to digital TVs and make up the …

Get a load of this: PJM doubles growth forecasts (again)

PJM Interconnection, the grid operator managing the power market and regional transmission planning for all or parts of 13 states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, has once again doubled its annual load growth forecasts, citing “large, unanticipated” changes caused largely by the influx of data centers. …