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 […]

Massachusetts Legislation Aims to Secure Gigawatts of Clean Energy Resources

On April 8, 2014, RENEW testified on House Bill No. 3968, An Act relative to clean energy resources, before the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. The legislation enables Massachusetts to participate in the effort of the New England States being developed at this moment to achieve a historic transformation of […]

AWEA, RENEW Applaud New England Governors’ Resolution to Procure Renewable Energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its regional partner, Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), applauded the New England Governors’ Conference for unanimously passing a resolution to coordinate regional renewable energy procurement and directing the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for renewable energy next year. Specifically, the resolution charges the New England States […]

Independent Expert Panel Finds Wind Turbines Pose No Health Risk

Following the release of a report by an independent expert panel that was tasked by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to review potential health concerns related to wind turbines, Renewable Energy New England’s Executive Director, Francis Pullaro, remarked, “The report discredits common criticism about wind […]

Expansion of Renewable Energy Procurements Equals Savings

RENEW urged the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to raise utility procurements of renewable energy pursuant to the Green Communities Act of 2008 from a minimum of 3 percent to at least 9 percent of utility demand by 2016 in order to meet the requirements of Massachusetts’ Renewable Portfolio Standard […]

RENEW Urges Sensible Wind Siting Reform in Massachusetts

Significant barriers to the siting of wind turbines are holding back Massachusetts’ ability to capitalize on economic development opportunities explain the New England Clean Energy Council and RENEW in an opinion piece in the Cape Cod Times. The Massachusetts legislature has before it bills to improve Massachusetts’ wind permitting process to allow the Commonwealth to […]

Massachusetts Wind Siting Reform Bills Will Increase Wind Development and Maintain Local Control

RENEW’s Executive Director testified in Barnstable before the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy in favor of the wind siting reform bills (H1775 and S1666 and H1759). The legislation will set permitting standards for wind generators that come as close as possible in efficiency as those for large conventional power plants while […]