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US Energy Regulator sees uptick in renewables, coal retirements

The Energy Regulator in the US has just published figures which show a dramatic about turn in the approach of energy suppliers – dumping Coal and Nuclear in favor of renewables – wind and solar, while gas remains strong. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US is the agency which regulates transmission and wholesale sale of electricity and natural gas, and regularly publishes the intent of energy suppliers on plant retirements as part of its Energy Infrastructure Update. It offers a monthly update and although not much has changed from last month, coal has announced 5 more plant retirements planned by June 2022, totaling 4 GW of electrical energy. Gas, wind and solar, are pretty much as they have…

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