Entries in new england states (27)

Thursday
Feb222018

Range of energy issues raised in New England governors’ 2018 opening addresses

In their 2018 opening addresses, the New England governors focused on a diverse set of energy-related topics, from vehicle emissions to offshore wind procurements, to jobs and resiliency, in addition to overall economic strength and community needs. The following is an overview of the major energy and economic themes arising in the early days of 2018.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

Regional air emissions 2016: long-term reduction trends continue

Since 2001, SO2 down 98%, NOx down 73%, CO2 down 29%

Driven primarily by a decrease in coal and oil generation, regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined between 2015 and 2016, according to data compiled for the 2016 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report. The year-over-year declines continued long-term reductions in the emissions generated by the region’s power plants.

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Monday
Jan082018

ISO-NE files proposal to harmonize competitive markets and state-sponsored resources 

ISO New England today filed proposed tariff changes with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) designed to help accommodate the entry of state-sponsored renewable resources into the Forward Capacity Market (FCM) over time, while protecting the competitive pricing mechanisms that enable the market to work as designed. The ISO’s proposal, Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR), was developed following the New England Power Pool’s (NEPOOL) Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP) process, a stakeholder forum aimed at identifying and discussing potential wholesale market design changes that would enable competitive markets to better accommodate state public policy objectives in New England.

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Monday
Oct022017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses FERC Order 1000 and hosted VT governor at September 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on September 7, in Woodstock, VT. The meeting featured special guest speaker Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (pictured left); an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where Are We?

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Thursday
Aug242017

Massachusetts DEP issues final regulations to satisfy Global Warming Solutions Act Obligations

On August 11, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued final regulations to ensure that the Commonwealth will meet its statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limits mandated by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The new regulations reflect a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and an executive order by Governor Charlie Baker directing Massachusetts to promulgate enforceable regulations that will facilitate the state’s achievement of its GWSA obligations.

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Friday
Jul282017

ISO-NE CEO emphasizes importance of market changes, fuel security in appearance before Congress

On July 26, Gordon van Welie, President & CEO of ISO New England, testified on Capitol Hill on the ISO’s efforts to further electric reliability and prepare wholesale electricity markets for an expected influx of renewable energy resources driven by state public policy initiatives. At the hearing, the US House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Energy Subcommittee heard from representatives from all seven U.S. Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations on the benefits of wholesale markets as well initiatives undertaken by individual ISO/RTOs to meet regionally-specific challenges.

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