Here are some of our top stories from 2022. We look forward to delivering even more content to you in 2023.
Inflation Reduction Act Yields Changes and Opportunities for Utilities
Despite the title of the Inflation Reduction Act (the “IRA”), the legislation aimed at the energy sector has direct overall goals of reducing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and promoting energy justice. While the landmark legislation is broad and extensive, this overview was prepared from an investor-owned electric utility (“IOU”) perspective, and also includes key points applicable to other energy industry participants.
An Organized Western Electricity Market – Who Would Run it and What are the Challenges?
Momentum is growing towards a wider wholesale electricity market in the Western U.S., but a rocky history and issues around who would govern such a market are among the many challenges to this effort.
U.S. Electric Grid Moving Toward Distributed Energy Resources to Address New Realities
The electricity grid in the United States—and across the globe—has undergone significant changes to the way energy is delivered over the past decade. The model has transitioned from one based on central station power plants delivering electricity over a sprawling network of wires to a more decentralized model consisting of distributed energy resources (“DERs”) delivering power closer to where they are located.
Direct Air Carbon Capture Technology Set to Grow with Billions of Dollars in Funding
Direct air carbon dioxide capture technology is still in the stage of being somewhat unknown, but billions of dollars are being pumped into its research in the hopes of addressing climate change while keeping the electric grid reliable.