December 10, 2023

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Massachusetts Moves to Limit New Gas Infrastructure

Massachusetts has moved to discourage new investment in natural gas infrastructure by blocking utilities from recovering costs unless they can show they first considered non-gas alternatives.

Mass. Utilities Submit Grid Modernization Drafts
Eversource and National Grid expect their annual peak electricity load in Massachusetts to more than double by 2050.
A Massachusetts Climate Group Takes its Message to NEPOOL
The Massachusetts Climate Action Network has joined NEPOOL membership as it looks to add a regional lens to its work.
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Clean Energy Groups Don’t Buy ISO-NE’s Gas Reliance
Environmental and clean energy advocates say ISO-NE needs to quickly pivot to clean energy and avoid investing more money in fossil fuel infrastructure.
Sen. Ed Markey via Twitter
Markey, Others Grill ISO-NE over Markets, Transparency
An ISO-NE official sat down with some of the RTO’s biggest critics, including Sen. Ed Markey, who pushed her on its clean energy efforts and transparency.
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FERC Accepts ISO-NE’s MOPR Transition Plan
FERC reluctantly accepted ISO-NE’s plan to remove its minimum offer price rule after a two-year transition period.
Advocates Want Climate Metrics in Maine Utility Performance Standards
Environmental and consumer advocates told the Maine PUC that a recently proposed rulemaking on utility performance does not satisfy current climate laws.
Advocates Seek Pathway for Biofuels in New Conn. Energy Strategy
Connecticut officials are accepting comments on the scope of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy update through March 3.
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RGGI Centers Environmental Justice in 3rd Program Review
Phelps Turner with Conservation Law Foundation Maine says RGGI should allocate at least 70% of program investments to overburdened communities.
Conn. DEEP Commissioner Still Stumping for TCI-P Passage
Leading lawmakers in Connecticut have not ruled out a special session this fall that could provide advocates another chance to push for passage of the TCI-P.

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