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Welcome to the NECEC Newsroom, where you’ll find the latest NECEC news, announcements, public testimony and more!  For media inquiries, contact Kate Plourd Johnson: 617.500.9993

NECEC Testifies at Massachusetts Hearing on Solar and Net Metering

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy met on June 2 to discuss legislation related to solar energy and net metering.  Janet Besser, VP of Policy and Government Relations, testified on behalf of NECEC and our members. The testimony emphasized the need to raise the net metering caps immediately, while simultaneously directing the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to begin the process of establishing a long-term sustainable solar policy framework. The full testimony is enclosed, and she spoke on a panel with other members of the solar coalition: SEBANE, SEIA, and Mass Solar. 

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NECEC Submits Comments on Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council on the Draft Three-Year Plan

In coordination with our Energy Efficiency Working Group, NECEC submitted comments to the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council on the Draft 2016-2018 Energy Efficiency plan released by the Program Administrators. The EEAC is holding a meeting for public comments on Thursday, May 28th at 1pm at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. 

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NECEC's Submits Comments on Maine Legislation LD 1398 and LD 1400

NECEC submitted testimony in opposition to Maine's LD 1398 and LD 1400, which were scheduled to be heard in the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology this week today. 

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NECEC Testifies at Massachusetts May 12 State of Energy Hearing

On May 12th, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy held their second State of Energy hearing at the Statehouse.  This hearing included voices across the spectrum, from clean energy industry, solar and efficiency representatives, low-income advocates, power generators, among others.  NECEC testified on behalf of our members, emphasizing the message that clean energy is a key part of the solution to high electricity prices and that addressing solar and net metering policy is the state's most immediate need, along with authorization procurement of additional grid-scale clean power and transmission. 

 

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NECEC Releases 2015 Clean Energy Priorities, Holds 4th Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day

As part of the New England Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) Fourth Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day, executives representing NECEC member companies visited the Massachusetts State House today to showcase the state’s vibrant clean energy industry. 

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Mass Solar Coalition Applauds Progress on Solar Policy Roadmap for the Commonwealth

The Mass Solar Coalition, an alliance of solar and clean energy industry organizations, businesses and solar and environmental advocates, commended the work of the Net Metering and Solar Task Force, which sent a final report to the State Legislature last week with recommendations on the future of solar policy in the Commonwealth. The Coalition now calls on the Legislature to act quickly to raise the net metering cap, a policy recommendation that was supported by the majority of voting members of the Task Force. 

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NECEC and Wells Fargo Collaborate to Support Cleantech Innovation through Cleantech Navigate Northeast

NECEC’s Cleantech Navigate Northeast program announced a collaboration with the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $4.5 million Clean Technology and Innovation program to support technology advancements for a clean energy future. 

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NECEC Letter to New England Governors

The New England governors are planning to meet on April 23rd in Hartford to discuss regional energy issues. NECEC sent the enclosed letter to governors and energy officials across the region to urge them to include the unique advantages of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions in any regional initiative to reduce the cost of electricity and energy in New England.

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NECEC Statement on State of Energy in Massachusetts

NECEC (The New England Clean Energy Council) issued the following statement in response to testimony provided today by the Baker Administration, Massachusetts Utilities and the Massachusetts Attorney General at the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee hearing on the “State of Energy” in Massachusetts.

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NECEC Applauds RI PUC Approval of Renewable Energy Growth Program

April 10, 2015 — The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) issued the following statement regarding the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) unanimous decision to approve the 2015 Renewable Energy...

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