Phase Out Peakers Publications

Featured Publications

The Peaker Problem: An Overview of Peaker Power Plant Facts and Impacts in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit

July 2022

This report examines the environmental justice and public health impacts of peaker power plants in three U.S. cities – Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. The report also provides several case studies on lessons learned from community-led opposition efforts in the three cities as well as in New York City and New Orleans.

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The Fossil Fuel End Game: A Frontline Vision to Retire New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030

March 2021

This PEAK Coalition report lays out a community-led strategy to replace New York City’s existing fleet of polluting peaker plants with a combination of offshore wind, distributed solar, energy efficiency, and battery storage. The report also highlights the alarming economic, environmental, and social costs of NYC’s existing peaker plants.

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Dirty Energy, Big Money

May 2020

New York City’s peaker power plants have a disproportionate impact on the city’s most vulnerable people. Replacing peaker plants with a system of localized renewable energy generation and battery storage can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy bills, improve public health and equity, and make the system more resilient in the face of increased storms and climate impacts.

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A complete list of Phase Out Peakers publications is available in the Clean Energy Group Publications Library.