RENEW

RENEW is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental advocates whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing renewable energy in New England and New York.

RENEW Urges Support for Existing Maine Renewable Energy Standard

RENEW submitted testimony on March 19, 2015, to the Maine Energy, Utilities & Technology Committee opposing changes to Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) that will allow large Canadian hydropower to qualify.  This proposed change effectively overlooks the sound reasoning behind the numerous prior decisions by state legislatures in New England to do just the opposite […]

RENEW Testifies in Favor of Increasing Renewable Energy for Rhode Island

On January 29, 2015, RENEW testified before the Rhode Island House Committee on Corporations in support of extending Rhode Island’s Renewable Energy Standard beyond the current goal of 16 percent by 2019. In calling for 1.5 percent annual increases from 2020 to 2035, RENEW explained how renewable energy development outperforms fossil fuels in two important […]

RENEW Protests Market Rule Changes Harmful to Renewable Energy

On August 4, 2014, RENEW submitted a protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concerning ISO New England’s compliance filing involving changes to the design of its Forward Capacity Market known as pay for performance. The ISO’s proposed tariff will create a perverse disincentive for renewable and other resources to curtail operations at exactly […]

RENEW Offers Model to Promote Development of New York’s Wind Resources

Following the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) July 1, 2014, supply-side resources Stakeholder Roundtable discussion, RENEW recommended the state move from a model of central procurement for renewable energy certificates (“RECs”) to the distribution utilities becoming counterparties to renewable generators for long term contracts consisting of energy and RECs both at […]

New England Wind Has Potential to Reduce Electricity Costs by $1 Billion Per Year

In March 2013, an interim update from ISO New England calculated the annual wholesale electricity cost to consumers (LSE Energy Expense) with 892 MW of wind on the system, which is very close to what is installed today and estimated to produce about 2510 GWh/year, to be $7.955 billion. If all wind resources active in […]