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The Clean Peak Standard Starts To Take Shape
Existing Qualified RPS Resources may obtain CPCs if they are paired with battery storage installed after January 1, 2019.
United States
15 Apr 2019
We're Number 1! (And California Isn't)
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy just released its 2017 Energy Efficiency Scorecard. After sharing the top spot with California in the 2016 Scorecard, Massachusetts is back where it belongs – alone at the top.
United States
5 Oct 2017
If China Can Cap-And-Trade Auto Fuel, Why Can't We?
China will soon unveil a mandatory cap-and-trade credit program for electric cars, starting the countdown for carmakers to be in compliance with stricter rules on emissions and fuel economy.
United States
20 Sep 2017
State Programs To Encourage Zero-Emitting Generation Are Constitutional
Late last month, the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals rejected a challenge to Connecticut laws intended to encourage use of renewable energy.
United States
8 Aug 2017
State Programs To Encourage Renewable Energy Are Constitutional (In Case You Were Worried)
It's a critical win, not just for Connecticut, but for many renewable energy programs in other states across the country as well.
United States
14 Jul 2017
Wind Power Is Now The Largest Installed Renewable: 82,000 MW And Counting
According to the American Wind Energy Association blog, installed wind capacity in the United States has reached 82,000 MW.
United States
28 Feb 2017
What A Surprise! Increased Renewable Energy Decreases GHG Emissions.
Yesterday, the Energy Information Administration reported that "Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991."
United States
19 Oct 2016
DOE And DOI Release The New National Offshore Wind Strategy: Perhaps Prosperity Is Finally Just Around The Corner
Last Friday, DOE and DOI issued an update of their National Offshore Wind Strategy. It's a moderately aggressive strategy, seeking to deploy at least 86 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2050.
United States
14 Sep 2016
A Lumber Mill Biomass CoGen Need Not Consider Other Fuels In Its BACT Analysis. Other Sources Should Be So Lucky
Ever since EPA began considering how BACT analysis would be applied to greenhouse gas emissions, there has been concern that EPA would use its BACT authority to "redefine the source"...
United States
9 Sep 2016
NEPA Does Not Require An Agency To Guarantee Project Compliance With Environmental Laws
In an interesting decision last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to BLM's decision to issue a right-of-way permit for Tule Wind's plan for a wind farm southeast of San Diego.
United States
20 Jun 2016
Massachusetts Updates Its Climate Song: I Can Get By With A Little Help From My (Canadian) Friends (Video Content)
Earlier this week, Massachusetts released its updated Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020.
United States
25 Jan 2016
Perhaps Massive Purchases Of Canadian Hydropower Would Not Be A Panacea
Governor Baker recently submitted Senate Bill No. 1965 to the Legislature. It calls for utilities to solicit long-term purchases of renewable energy.
United States
23 Sep 2015
The Clean Power Plan. Is Better Good Enough? Is More Defensible Defensible Enough?
So the Clean Power Plan is out. It's difficult to be pithy about such a big, sprawling, mess, other than to say that it's probably about as good as it could be, though that may not be enough.
United States
5 Aug 2015
The 10th Circuit Affirms Colorado's RPS; The Dormant Commerce Clause Remains Dormant
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Neil Gorsuch (son of the EPA former administrator), disagreed.
United States
17 Jul 2015
FWS To Authorize Incidental Takes Under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act?
Of likely the greatest interest to the regulated community, FWS will consider issuing general permits, with performance standards, for certain industry sectors.
United States
29 Jun 2015
The Impact Of The Clean Power Plan On Reliability: Now We Have Dueling Assessments
In November, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation provided its " Initial Reliability Review" of EPA's Clean Power Plan.
United States
23 Feb 2015
Is A Clean Energy Standard Coming To Massachusetts? We’ll See What The New Governor Thinks
What energy sources would qualify as having clean energy attributes?
United States
21 Jan 2015
UCS Says To Add More Renewables To The Clean Power Plan; If It’s Better, Does That Make It Best?
I don’t know if UCS is correct, though I’ve assumed that EPA’s projections are conservative, in order to make it easy for the skeptical to support the plan.
United States
20 Oct 2014
Does Offshore Wind Finally Have The Wind At Its Back? DOI Announces Plan For Largest Auction To Date (Video Content)
DOI Secretary Jewell joined with Governor Patrick to announce plans to auction more than 1,000 square miles on the Outer Continental Shelf for wind energy development.
United States
30 Jun 2014
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