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June 15, 2024

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Overheard at the 76th Annual NECPUC Symposium
Angst over looming load growth, cost increases and reliability headaches headlined the 76th annual New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Symposium.
The City of Boston / Sasaki
How Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding Threaten Boston’s Grid
In Boston and throughout the broader region, climate-fueled extreme weather events are already putting stress on essential energy infrastructure.
SayCheeeeeese, CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikipedia
Last Remaining Coal Resources in New England Set to Retire

Granite Shore Power has reached an agreement with EPA, the Sierra Club, and the Conservation Law Foundation to retire New England's last coal plant by 2028.

National Grid
Mass. Gas Working Group Finalizes Recommendations to Legislature
The recommendations for the state's gas pipe replacement program highlight some key areas of contention between the gas utilities, climate organizations and state officials.
EIA
Mass. Lawmakers Aiming for an Omnibus Climate Bill in 2024
“The clock is ticking,” Sen. Mike Barrett, Senate co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, told NetZero Insider.
Shutterstock
FERC Approves Updates to ISO-NE Inventoried Energy Program
FERC agreed with ISO-NE that the updated gas price rates more accurately reflect market conditions.
EEA and Laurie O'Reilly
Healey Admin Takes 1st Steps to Reshape Mass. DPU
Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper appointed Jamie Van Nostrand and Staci Rubin to the Department of Public Utilities.
MCAN
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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