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by Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow MIT released an interdisciplinary study on December 5, 2011, that examines “The Future of the Electric Grid.” Among many interesting findings, it nicely details the challenges we will face in adapting the electric grid to accommodate all the anticipated renewable resources coming on-line in the next few decades. […]

By Shelley Welton, Deputy Director An ongoing battle over the potential tensions between air quality regulations and electric grid reliability has picked up steam recently, as two EPA air pollution regulations near the implementation phase: the cross-state air-pollution rule and the mercury and air toxics standard. Congressional Republicans and many in the electricity industry are […]

Daniel M. Firger Associate Director Clean air and water regulations expected in the near term from EPA may force up to 76 gigawatts of dirty fossil fuel-fired electricity generation capacity into retirement, according to a new report published on October 26, 2010 by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The report is notable because […]

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