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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Your State Betting Too Much on Natural Gas for Electricity? A New UCS Analysis Takes a Look

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. Alongside photos of the local apple festival and headlines about the school budget, recently the front page of my small town’s weekly newspaper has been full of talk about […]