Entries in new england states (37)

Monday
May132019

Regional air emissions 2017: long-term reduction trends continue 

Since 2001, SO2 down 98%, NOx down 74%, CO2 down 34%

Note: This article was updated following the publication of the final 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report.

Regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data compiled for the 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report. The lower emissions were due largely to a decline in electricity generation by power plants that use fossil fuels. The year-over-year declines continued long-term reductions in the emissions produced by New England power plants.

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Wednesday
Mar272019

New England governors announce commitment to regional cooperation on energy issues

On March 15, the six New England governors announced a commitment to work together to evaluate regional mechanisms to help maintain critical nuclear and clean energy facilities.

In the statement, the governors said they would work “in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), to evaluate market-based mechanisms that value the contribution that existing nuclear generation resources make to regional energy security and winter reliability.”

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Wednesday
Feb202019

Annual media briefing focuses on state of region's electric grid in 2019

ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie updated reporters on the state of the region’s power system during a media briefing on February 20, 2019. New England’s power system is operating from a strong foundation, but vulnerabilities still exist. ISO New England is facing increasing complexities in operating the grid with a shifting resource mix, and in maintaining markets that are truly competitive while accommodating public policy goals. The briefing explored these issues, while providing more information on how New England’s power system is faring, what the ISO sees on the horizon, and preparations for the future grid. Also included is an appendix with facts and figures about the power system, including 2018 data.

Watch the briefing, or view van Welie’s presentation and remarks from the event.

Friday
Jan252019

ISO-NE handouts provide key grid stats by region and by state

The New England Power Grid 2018–2019 Profile is a one-sheet summary of key facts and figures on the region’s demand growth, resource mix, transmission development, and wholesale electricity prices. The New England Power Grid 2018-2019 State Profiles is a one-sheet summary of key facts and figures on demand growth, resource mix, and environmental goals for each New England state. Download them today! If you are a member of the media or government and would like to speak with someone at ISO New England, please view our list of media and external affairs contacts.

Friday
Jan252019

New England Governors show strong commitment to carbon reductions, clean energy, and cost control

The new year ushered in two new governors for our region—Janet Mills in Maine and Ned Lamont in Connecticut, both Democrats. Governor Mills holds a starkly different set of energy goals from her predecessor, while Governor Lamont’s focus builds on the priorities of the last executive administration. The four returning incumbent governors’ energy policy priorities remain consistent with their first terms, as evident from recent inaugural speeches, appointments and other activities. Here are highlights from each state. 

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Friday
Aug312018

New England governors issue statement on regional energy affordability

On August 13, Governors Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, and Phil Scott of Vermont issued a statement on regional energy affordability and reliability in New England. The statement calls for coordinated efforts to keep electricity rates as affordable as possible and to advance solutions to the winter fuel security issue using tools within their jurisdiction. The statement was issued during the 42nd Conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held in Stowe, Vermont.

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