Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy
Here’s What Big EVs Can Do For You
While electric vehicle aficionados swoon over the latest addition to Tesla’s passenger vehicle line, companies, cities, and school districts are quietly taking advantage of new model offerings in the medium- and heavy-duty segment. This column from Advanced Energy Economy explores why fleet owners are making the switch to electric and considers the lessons learned by early adapters.
UPDATE: Understanding the MOPR - What an Obscure FERC Rule Could Mean for Renewable Energy Buyers
The hottest four-letter word of 2020 is MOPR (Minimum Offer Price Rule), which has become a top concern of clean energy advocates, advanced energy developers, and large power users. This column from Caitlin Marquis of Advanced Energy Economy explores the implications of this FERC rule, which poses a threat to both state clean energy policies and voluntary purchases of renewable energy in PJM - and offers an update following PJM's March compliance filing to FERC.
What COVID Means for Energy Goals and Sustainability Efforts, Today and Tomorrow
As companies adjust to a new normal during COVID-19, sustainability teams face their own challenge: assessing whether and how the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout will affect progress toward their company’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. In this column, Caitlin Marquis of Advance Energy Economy outlines how conditions are affecting the energy industry, how regulators and lawmakers are responding, and what to watch for in the months ahead.
Charting a Path for Voluntary Renewable Energy Buyers as States Set 100% Clean Energy Targets
Voluntary renewable energy buyers ranging from large companies to universities to municipalities have unquestionably accelerated the transition to a cleaner grid - but what is the role of the voluntary markets moving forward? In this column, Caitlin Marquis of AEE explains concerns that could crop up if compliance targets fail to take the voluntary market into account