Reports from the 2016 Annual Summer Energy Forums


Five Ideas From the Aspen Institute’s
Five Annual Energy Forums  
Utility scale renewable energy has achieved cost-competitiveness,
but pricing and contracting mechanisms must be both competitive and viable,
even at low prices.
The US electricity System is in a period of rapid change:  more distributed,
more consumer focused, and cleaner than ever before.

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Inexpensive US natural gas is here to stay and will continue to
displace coal and nuclear for power generation.
Both existing and advanced nuclear technologies are important to
the long term decarbonization of the energy sector,
but may not survive long enough to contribute.
Shale production’s decentralized governance structure results in profoundly
different governance architecture, roles and process across various shale plays.