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Clean Energy Portfolios

Many see gas as a “bridge” to a clean energy future—with investors and utilities planning to build new plants and pipelines across the United States. RMI research has consistently shown that “clean energy portfolios” (CEPs)—comprising wind, solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility—are now cost-competitive with new natural gas power plants, while providing the same grid reliability services.

This collection of resources represents RMI’s collective research on this topic—from a first-of-its-kind analysis of the opportunity for clean energy to avoid every gas plant proposed in the United States in 2019, to tracking the momentum and real-world case studies that demonstrate the case for CEPs to avoid proposed gas plants today.