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Analysis shows market forces, not policy, driving shifts in power sector

Ahead of this month's anticipated release of the Department of Energy's analysis of grid reliability under current market and policy conditions, stakeholders are weighing in on the role of baseload power and the impact policy shifts could have on technology investments. During today's OnPoint, Paul Hibbard, a principal at the Analysis Group, discusses a new report funded by the American Wind Energy Association and the Advanced Energy Economy Institute that points to low natural gas prices, not state renewable energy policies, driving the shift away from coal and nuclear.