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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 Statement on MA Utilities Grid Mod Filings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kate Plourd Johnson Kjohnson@necec.org (617)5 00-9993 Boston, MA - August 20, 2015 - NECEC (The New England Clean Energy Council) is pleased to see the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities...

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NECEC Thanks Baker Administration for Filing Legislation to Address Solar Net Metering Cap

NECEC (New England Clean Energy Council) issued the following statement regarding An Act Relative to a Long-Term, Sustainable Solar Industry, filed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts Solar Coalition Applauds Senate Bill Passage and Urges Baker Administration to Support Solar for All

The Massachusetts Solar Coalition, an alliance of solar and clean energy industry organizations, businesses and solar and environmental advocates, commends Senator Ben Downing and the Massachusetts Senate on the July 23rd passage of SB 1979, a bill that, among other things, would lift caps on solar net metering, one of the most important solar policies in the Commonwealth.  The Coalition also welcomes last week’s announcement by Governor Charlie Baker that he will file a bill in the near future that will address the need to raise the net metering caps.

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Statement from NECEC, Clean Energy Businesses on EPA Clean Power Plan Final Rule

Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final rule for carbon emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), NECEC (the New England Clean Energy Council) and leading clean energy businesses issued the following statements.

 

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NECEC Statement on Baker Administration’s Legislation to Support Large-Scale Clean Energy Generation

NECEC issued a statement regarding An Act Relative to Energy Sector Compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act, filed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today:

 

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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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