December 3, 2023


ISO-NE Prices Transmission Upgrades Needed by 2050: up to $26B
Transmission upgrades that are needed to avoid overloads in a fully electrified New England by 2050 could cumulatively cost between $22 billion and $26 billion, ISO-NE told its Planning Advisory Committee.
ACEEE Paper Says Rate Design Can Avoid Higher Bills from Electrification
ACEEE released a report highlighting strategies for avoiding higher overall energy bills from electrification, which is a concern for states with high average power prices.
Stakeholder Soapbox: Technology, not Subsidies, is the Key to Electrification
Markets, not subsidies, should dictate the pace and path of electrification, says regulatory economist Kenneth W. Costello.
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Panel Debates Impact of Renewables, Electrification on Reliability
A USEA media briefing addressed the “crisis ahead for electric utilities" as policymakers seek to decarbonize the grid while electrifying the economy.
Conn. Regulators Order ‘Immediate’ Phaseout of Gas Expansion Plan
An investigation of Connecticut’s natural gas system expansion strategy found that the plan does not align with the state’s climate and energy goals.
California Takes Steps to Decarbonize Gas
The state Energy Commission adopted a key report and opened a proceeding aimed at decarbonizing the natural gas sector, including with heat pumps and hydrogen.
California Governor Swaps Energy Officials
Gov. Gavin Newsom continued reconfiguring the state's energy leadership with changes at the California Energy Commission and in his office.
California Addresses Electric ‘Affordability Emergency’
A two-day summit on soaring utility rates looked at covering wildfire prevention and clean-energy costs with funding from sources other than ratepayers.
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New York to Invest $500M in OSW Infrastructure
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced plans to invest $500 million in offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure.
CARB Explores Benefits, Hurdles to Decarbonizing Homes
A CARB workshop brought together experts to discuss what it will take to decarbonize California's residences.

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