A recent peer-reviewed study led by the co-author of this column reviewed 630 projections made by the EIA between 2004 and 2014 that could be checked against actual data. The study found that most of EIA’s projections for renewables sharply under-projected generation or capacity, with especially pronounced under-projections of wind and solar in more recent years.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.