POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Mar. 28, 2016

China halts coal-fired power plant construction; Solar policy debates across the country


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • China will stop the construction of coal-fired power plants in 15 regions in an attempt to control surplus capacity. The country will also stop approving new projects until 2018. Initial estimates gather that up to 250 power projects with a total of 170 GWs could be involved.
  • Of the country’s 50 states, 46 had solar policy debates in the last year (the four that did not were Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama). The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center released a report that discusses how the various states’ regulators, utilities and solar providers are attempting to find the best way to move forward on solar. The report breaks down the developments into five categories: net metering, fixed charges, the value of solar, community solar and solar ownership.
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