Liz Stanton

Principal economist, Liz Stanton Consulting, Arlington

Stories by Liz Stanton

Charting the path to zero carbon emissions

Charting the path to zero carbon emissions

Report shines spotlight on Pennsylvania

CLIMATE POLICY is in a holding pattern. The D.C. Circuit court is deliberating on the future of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” regulation of carbon pollution from existing power plants. Stakeholders in the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are pondering emission cap targets for 2020 through 2030 that may do anything from hold steady at 2020(...)

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From too cheap to meter to too risky to run

From too cheap to meter to too risky to run

Nuclear power doesn’t merit new subsidies

NUCLEAR OPERATORS in California, Connecticut, Illinois, and New York are asking state lawmakers for additional monies—above and beyond the market prices of electricity and electric capacity—to keep their plants open for business. These plant owners cite low energy prices and increasing operating costs among the factors that are making their plants uneconomic. Among the key(...)

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New England is a leader in fighting climate change

Region sets an example for the nation

NEW ENGLAND STATES once again find themselves in the vanguard of our national efforts to stop climate change. The region has long been a leader in driving forward progress in the clean energy economy: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont all have regulations stimulating growth in renewable generation. These policies have helped(...)

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Clearing the air on natural gas

Clearing the air on natural gas

Math is simple, law is clear – Herald column is not

WANT TO KNOW how Massachusetts can lower electric bills while safeguarding the health of not just our own children but everyone else’s children, too? By following our existing state and federal environmental laws and continuing to lead the nation by setting the standard for the clean energy economy. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s May 17,(...)

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