Massachusetts Urged to Boost Renewable Energy Targets

By Emily Norton and Francis Pullaro Massachusetts House leaders are currently drafting an omnibus energy bill to secure new supplies of electricity as much of the region’s fleet of aging nuclear, coal, and oil power plants are now set to retire. Any proposed energy legislation should achieve three key goals. First, the bill must provide […]

New York Should Adopt New England’s Successful Policies of Contracts for Renewable Energy

In comments filed with the New York Public Service Commission, RENEW Northeast urged New York to switch from the current NYSERDA budget-based procurement model of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to a target-based system solely of electric utility contracting for renewable energy as found in several of the New England states.  A significant benefit of long-term contracts for consumers […]

New Mass. Coalition of Nonprofit & Business Group Launch Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES)

Leading Regional Organizations Combine Forces to Support Long-Term Policies that Will Create Clean, Affordable and Reliable Energy. Boston, April 26, 2016. Nearly 20 environmental, clean energy industry, business, consumer, and health groups announced the creation of a coalition named the Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES acesma.org). The alliance consists of a wide variety of […]

RENEW Congratulates Abby Krich for Rising Star Award

The New England Women in Energy and the Environmental (NEWIEE) recognized Abby Krich, founder and president of Boreas Renewables, with its Rising Star Award at the organization’s 2016 Awards Gala on April 14, 2016. Abby specializes in helping generation developers navigate their way through the ISO New England interconnection process and its energy and capacity […]

Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy

A recently issued report by RENEW board member the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed electricity proposals now being debated in the Massachusetts legislature on the increased use of wind (both land- based and offshore) and hydroelectric power. The report concludes that a combination of new clean energy policies to encourage large- scale increases in the […]

How Low-Cost Can U.S. Offshore Wind Go? New Study Looks at the Power of Scale in Massachusetts

This post is by John Rogers who is a senior energy analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists and a director on the RENEW Northeast board. The effects of a state committing to offshore wind power at scale and over time, it turns out, are pretty impressive. A new study looks at what enticing the […]

Speakers Debate Massachusetts Clean Energy Legislation

Speakers at the EUCI US/Canada Cross-Border Power Summit on March 15, 2016, debated New England energy policies including pending legislation in Massachusetts on the procurement of clean energy resources, as reported by RTO Insider, “Market Policies, Emissions Goals on Collision Course in New England.” Francis Pullaro, executive director of RENEW Northeast, which represents renewable energy […]

RENEW Supports ISO New England Interconnection Process Improvements

RENEW Northeast submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of ISO New England’s filing requesting approval of Interconnection Process Improvements that will reduce the time needed to complete the Interconnection Studies for wind and inverter-based generators and should improve curtailment and performance issues in system operations for these types of generators. Since […]

RENEW Calls for Extending Rhode Island Renewable Energy Standard

On February 9, 2016, RENEW testified in support of H-7413 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 […]

New Report Details Significant Economic Benefits of Additional Carbon Reductions in RGGI States

Synapse Energy Economics Inc. and the Sierra Club, in partnership with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Pace Energy and Climate Center, released a report today detailing the significant economic benefits of aligning the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) targets with the nine member states’ climate policies as part of this year’s Program Review. The […]