Average cost of fossil fuels for electricity generation (per Btu) for natural gas, monthly

Gas-Fired Power Generation Extends Dominance Over Coal

For the first time ever, the rolling 12-month total of natural gas-fired power generation in the United States ending in January 2016 was higher than the rolling total for coal-fired generation. According to reports from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, this was not a one-month anomaly: the running 12-month totals for …

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Grid-Scale Solar / Battery Project Advances in Hawaii

With the recent approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of a landmark power purchase agreement (PPA) between the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) and SolarCity Corporation, construction is expected to begin soon on what the parties believe will be the world’s first dispatchable utility-scale solar array. Rather than providing power …

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Are Retail Customers Finally Ready for Variable Electricity Pricing?

This week in the Wall Street Journal, Jack Nicas writes about admission tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo ranging in price from $8 to $30 per person based on advance sales and expected demand. Like airlines and hotels, more and more businesses are varying their prices by the day, hour, or …

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