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Massachusetts Moves Clean Energy Forward with RPS Increase, Solar Fix (in Part), Storage Target, Energy Efficiency Expansion, Offshore Wind Boost

It was a long and hard-fought two-year legislative session in Massachusetts, and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), AEE’s regional partner, was in the trenches on behalf of its members...

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A Win for Energy Consumers from SCOTUS

File Monday January 25, 2016 under the heading “A winning day for energy consumers!” Why, you ask? Essentially, the US Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of electricity system innovation...

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Setting the Record Straight on Solar Costs

With just a few days left for lawmakers on Beacon Hill to raise the solar net metering cap and allow strong solar development to continue in Massachusetts, it seems that some stakeholders are spreading misinformation to claim that solar is not a valuable investment for customers in our Commonwealth. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts published a blog this weekend that overstated the cost of solar to customers, did not take into account the benefits and accused the solar industry of refusing to discuss the cost of solar incentives. 

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SunEdison Wind Powers Hawaii

NECEC's Janet Gail Besser took time from her vacation in Hawaii to visit SunEdison’s 30 megawatt, 20-turbine Kaheawa Wind Project located above the town of Maalaea in Maui.

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The Grid Modernization Challenge and Opportunity in the Northeast

As many states throughout the Northeast embark on efforts to modernize their electricity systems, NECEC’s new white paper, Leading the Next Era of Electricity Innovation, argues that policy makers, regulators, and utility and advanced energy industry leaders across the Northeast must work together to craft a shared vision for the future of the region’s electricity system. 

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Moving Massachusetts Towards a More Modern Grid

"Grid modernization" and grid resiliency have gotten a lot of attention in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events over the last couple of years. While...

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Boston Globe's Take on Canadian Hydro

An editorial in the September 15, 2013 Sunday Boston Globe examines the environmental costs and gains in importing large-scale hydropower from Canada to Southern New England and the debate surrounding...

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Supporting C-PACE in Connecticut

On June 12, 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly passed the Budget Implementation bill (501) in a special legislative session. The bill included the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE)...

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NECEC Applauds Massachusetts Senate on Passage of Energy Legislation

Massachusetts took an important step last week to reinforce and advance its position at the forefront of clean energy policy in the US. On Thursday, April 5, 2012, the...

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Legislative Update - March 30, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, the Massachusetts Senate began debate on Senate Bill 2200, An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth, and the 58 amendments that have been proposed. ...

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