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Natural Gas Bans Expensive, and Would Impact Electric Grid Reliability

Major cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and New York have either enacted or proposed measures to ban or discourage the use of natural gas in new homes and buildings, just a few years ...


China’s Economic Recovery Will Be Powered by Coal

Like many countries, China’s economy is recovering from the lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike many countries, China is using coal to do so. This is not the first time China spurred ...


Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, where coal consumption increased by 2.5%. This increased consumption was mainly from power ...


Texas’ Impending Reliability Issues With Wind Power

COMMENTARY Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose above 100F and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the ...