24 jul. 2018

Stakeholders Release Road Map to Decarbonization for Midsection of US

If one assumes that the region’s electricity system will need to reach a level of decarbonization that is 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050, the analysis suggests that the optimal makeup of the system depends on natural gas prices and the cost of renewables, while preserving nuclear plants, shifting away from coal without carbon capture, and building out transmission to enable greater integration of renewables.