07 Jun '12, 11am

Coal down, cleantech up in electric utility survey

Coal down, cleantech up in electric utility survey

A version of this article originally appeared on CleanTechnica . Utilities in the United States are shifting away from coal toward sustainability initiatives, electric vehicles, and clean technology — but uncertainty about pending regulation continues to loom large, and environmental efforts may significantly hike consumer rates. These findings come from “Strategic Directions in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry ,” a survey of more than 500 utility executives conducted by industry consulting firm Black & Veatch (B&V). The annual survey [PDF] is intended to predict how the utility industry will evolve over time. [Editor's note: We reported highlights from the survey earlier this week on Grist. Here's a a deeper look into the report.] Coal on its way out Coal ‘s fall from favor among utilities, compared to 2011, is the survey’s most significant finding. The percentage of re...

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