We've covered promises from New Jersey to decarbonize by 2050. Now contracts are coming closer. The state's governor just announced millions in grants and financing to help cities electrify school buses and other big public fleets, with emphasis on cleaning air in oppressed communities.
Freezing pipelines and hot takes don't always mix. Consider this sober February 15 assessment from TechCrunch of how Texas' electric regulator failed to bring about resilient power supply and how renewable financing could help- then see the comments section for a refresher on how emotions and opinions can cloud clear discounting and other investment decisions.
What would have gone on this week if Texas' utility regulator had learned to think about financing for resilience to unlikely events? This Washington Post editorial from February 18 hints at the political turbulence that can challenge this financial monoculture.