• Researchers see stronger electric grid in regions with large amounts of renewables

    4 monthes ago - By Think Progress

    Consultants released the findings on the eve of a new Energy Department grid study. The Ivanpah solar generating system, a concentrated solar thermal plant located in California, formally opened in February 2014. CREDIT: Jeff Bottari/Invision for NRG/AP Images Some policymakers and industry advocates say that federal and state policies supporting renewable energy are jeopardizing the electric grid's reliability by forcing coal and nuclear power power plants into an early retirement . But a new report prepared by consulting firm Analysis Group concludes that the evidence does not support...
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