Utilities seeking financing for environmental upgrades should look to the markets for debt and equity, rather than trying to securitize those costs.
Electric Vehicles and Gas-Fired Power
A strategic approach to mitigating rate increases and greenhouse gas price risk.
in 2018 and increases to $50/short ton by 2030. See Johnston, Lucy et al. 2011 Carbon Dioxide Price Forecast, Meta-analysis of Carbon Dioxide Price Forecasts, Cambridge, Mass., Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., 2011.
8. Duke Energy Carolinas, “Integrated Resource Plan,” 2010. Note: After 2021, up to 40 percent of the RPS standard may be met through energy efficiency.
9. NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Renewable Energy Technology Resource Maps of the United States,” August 2009.