Polaris solar PV net news: hot summer is usually the year electricity peaks, but this summer an average United States household monthly electricity bills actually drop, not rise.
In Connecticut, from July 1 to December 31, the price per unit from the past 12.42 cents to 8.25 cents. Electricity prices declined more than Connecticut, the United States, according to United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) market analysis report published shows that United States State people are invariably enjoy cheaper tariffs.
United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reported that, power-rich, natural gas prices low is the United States an important reason for the price cut.
Most developed countries as the current power industry, thermal power generation in the United States still account for a considerable proportion. However, as early as after the first oil crisis in the 70 ‘s of last century, United States Government has already begun thinking about energy reform path. Now, as the history of the most ruthless and emission reduction plans implemented and the promotion of clean energy, United States drop in electricity prices is to be expected.
History’s most ruthless plans
United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s report further explained that the United States tariff cut is mainly the cost of gas has fallen: one is the increase in gas production continues to grow, supply, leading to keep gas prices low, lowering the cost of relying on natural gas; the second, hot summer, average family reduced demand for natural gas, which to a certain extent, reduce the price of natural gas.
In fact, in order to reduce our dependence on oil, United States back in the public utility regulatory policies Act of 1978 has been introduced, breaking the monopoly of the power generation market in one fell swoop, became United States electricity reform starts. In 1992, the United States energy policy Act allowed non-public access to the grid of the power companies, selling power on the open market, sells the electricity market monopoly was broken. Power reforms to enhance competition in the electricity market, United States tariff growth slowed markedly.
Through electric power reform, United States tariff is broken down into two parts: paid to power generation cost, paid to electricity transmission and distribution costs. While the deregulation of the electricity market management, but the United States Federal Government and the relevant price laws and regulations, to prevent large fluctuations in the price and the price. In accordance with the provisions of the federal power Act: electricity wholesale prices (including transmission costs) should be based on cost.
On August 3, 2015, the United States President Barack Obama in Washington with the latest energy-saving emission reduction plans, namely the clean electricity plan final plan, this plan was the most “ruthless” cuts. The programme last year in the United States EPA published draft plan modest increases in emissions, expanding the flexibility of State implementation plans, and increase support for renewable energy.
In the draft released in 2014, the Obama administration hoped that by 2030, carbon dioxide from power plants reduce emissions relative to 2005 levels by 30%. Final programme will be raised this reduction to 32%. To slow the impact of emission reduction goals for the State of the economy, final delayed by state cuts it work time, which delayed draft before 2020 to 2022. Final programme has also established a clean energy for the project, after the State implementation plan submitted by the Government started construction in 2020 and 2021 and the generation of clean energy project award.
Obama said, to protect United States economic security and health of Americans, United States need to implement stricter emission standards and further development of renewable energy.
On the same day, United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a new ultimate carbon pollution standards, and put forward the plans and model rules of the Federal Government, to assist States in implementing clean energy solutions.
There are three main ways to plan: improving the thermal efficiency of coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon emissions per unit of electricity; increase the proportion of clean energy generation of existing natural gas facilities, power generation of thermal power plants to replace the high greenhouse gas emissions; improving wind and photovoltaic power generation represented by the proportion of zero-emissions clean energy generation.
United States Government predicted that if the plan is implemented, by 2030, the United States will increase the proportion of renewable energy power generation to 28%, up from a previous forecast of 22%. 2020-2030 the plan for United States consumers save $ 155 billion electricity costs.
United States Government has also allocated special funds for the promotion of new energy research and use. For example, the United States Energy Department loans under the Office for commercial development of distributed energy projects such as rooftop solar panels added $ 1 billion of guaranteed funding. United States Department of energy research and development to improve the solar panel power generation efficiency of new technologies, to allocate funding to $ 24 million.
United States authorities in the construction of new projects, common household installation of clean energy equipment. United States average families and the role of business organisations in promoting clean energy is growing. Data show that in 2014, about half of the solar power capacity from United States households and commercial establishments.
15 State boycott
The clean electricity plan calls United States State on September 6, 2018 submitted prior to the end of the energy saving plan to ensure State power plant carbon dioxide during 2022-2029 interim performance targets and ultimate performance goal by 2030 carbon dioxide emissions.
After the plan was released by Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, 15 State opposition, they appeal to the Federal Court and asked federal courts in State compliance plan submitted a year ago ruled.
“The plan of cleaning power is the United States energy policy with a long history, but the United States Environmental Protection Agency itself has no authority to implement the plan. United States Constitution of energy regulation authority was delegated to the States. “The Attorney General of West Virginia • Patrick Morrison believes that the plans to the environmental protection agency to go beyond its authority.
In fact, the United States current 40% of electricity from coal-fired power, the clean electric power plan is bound to break out of this generation, negative impact on the current coal-dominated state.
United States has 25 States is an important producer of coal, Wyoming is the biggest yield, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Distribution of hundreds of coal-fired power plants in the United States. Although the United States the more widespread use of natural gas, currently with around 30% of electricity supply, but the transition too quickly could reduce United States power supply diversification and reliability and even lead to inadequate energy supply.
Coal price decrease has made United States coal industry suffered heavy losses. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, as of the end of July, United States coal company’s combined market value has dropped from $ 78 billion in 2011 peak of about $ 12 billion. On August 3, the United States’s second-largest coal producer Alpha natural resources companies to the Virginia Court to file for bankruptcy protection. According to the research firm SNLEnergy statistics, in the past three years, United States has more than more than 30 coal companies filed for bankruptcy, including WalterEnergy, PatriotCoal and JamesRiverCoal, a large coal company.
“This clean energy plan is merely a politically expedient, is not the reality of low consumption energy for the country. “United States National Mining Association • HAL Quinn said, he also stated that the United States will prevent the implementation of the plan of the National Mining Association.
At present, the Congress has not approved the plan of clean electricity. According to the New York Times reported, as early as 2014, 30 people made up of Republican lobbyist began lobbying members of Congress, want to block the plan through. Meanwhile, the clean electricity plan also needs to gain United States support of the Supreme Court. “Obama had hoped this plan as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of executive decrees to implement, but the United States Supreme Court. Was rejected on the grounds that: the plan does not support upgrade target can bring definite benefits. “The United States some of the natural resources Defense Council senior advisers said.
Although the clean electricity plan encountered obstacles, but also won some recognition, • Hillary Clinton at Obama’s side.
Clean energy is unstoppable
United States has been at the forefront of clean energy generation.
The plan before the enactment of clean electricity, photovoltaic power generation has been in the United States have been widely applied. United States some Sun good for State, photovoltaic power generation relies on natural gas costs less than it was before. In addition, PV can be circumvented due to changes in the price of natural gas and electricity caused by floating.
According to United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) report released in September 2014 shows that large-scale photovoltaic power generation system of long and medium term power purchase contract price was lower than in 2008 over 70% average price of only US $ 50/MWh.
According to the current development situation analysis, by 2017, enjoying solar power cost and grid equal to the price of the United States population will reach 71 million. 2021, which benefited a population of 109 million.
Wind power in the United States also has a seat in clean energy generation and rapid development.
Recently, the United States Department of energy said in a report, the current United States wind power installed capacity of 66 gigawatts, accounting for 5% of the total generating capacity and electricity generated enough 17.5 million homes. Reports also pointed out that since 2007, United States wind power capacity has added the total installed capacity of one-third.
“There are 13 gigawatts of wind power is ‘ build phase ‘,2016 year will launch power generation operations. “The United States Department of energy efficiency and renewable energy Office in Jos said in an interview.
United States wind energy Association (AWEA) market report released July 22 also showed that first half of the year, America’s installed capacity of wind power increased 1 time last year, there are more than 100 wind power project is under construction. Projects United States 24 States, total installed capacity up to 13600 MW, attracted a total of up to more than 20 billion dollars of private investment.
By the end of 2014, United States begin wind power tax credit, the price of wind power decreased, the more businesses and families have been recognized. Closely linked with the Government’s support for wind power development. The plan of the clean power will lend a helping hand for the development of wind power. According to the United States Energy Department speculated that by 2030 wind power will account for 20% of the total power across the United States.
According to the global status quo 2015 renewable energy report, current world geothermal power generation first and bioenergy power generation remains the United States. So far, United States of 60.1 billion litres of biofuels, is the second Brazil twice times only 3.9 billion litres in China. United States’s geothermal power installed capacity has reached 3.5 gigawatts, the Philippines second only to 1.9 GW.
Original title: summer United States price drop, not rise, what the hell happened?