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RMI Outlet

Electricity

ERCOT Isn’t the Only Thing That Needs Fixing

The unprecedented power outages last month in the central United States, particularly in Texas, underscore the urgent need for grid resilience in the face of growing climate-related natural disasters. Disproportionate impacts felt by low-income and frontline communities highlight the need for sustained attention to more equitable grid services…

Powering Decarbonization in Illinois: A Cautionary Coal Tale

Coal plants are closing across the United States at an accelerating rate. In fact, from 2011 to mid-2020, utilities shut down 95 gigawatts (GW) of coal capacity, with another 25 GW scheduled to be shut down by 2025. At the end of 2019, the outlook was for 20 more…