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Coal, solar and EVs: A pitfall for electric utilities?

August 15, 2022

A recent article published by Environment & Energy Publishing featured CSSN Scholar Joshua Basseches for his expertise on energy and climate politics in the U.S. states. The article investigates whether utilities will work toward achieving decarbonization given the financial gap they potentially face supporting this transition.


  • “In many ways, the Southeast is ground zero for this emerging battle. It’s home to some of the biggest U.S. utility companies, which have enormous political and business clout. “
  • “Given the political leanings of [the Southeast region], I highly suspect that the utilities are going to win the day,” said Josh Basseches, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.”

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