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July 20, 2024

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MA DOER)

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Mass. AGO, DOER Call for Climate Guardrails on Everett LNG Contracts
The Massachusetts AGO and DOER expressed concern about the climate effects of proposed utility supply contracts to keep the Everett LNG import facility operating until 2030. 
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NECA Renewables Conference Highlights Transmission Challenges
Transmission limits remain a major barrier to scaling up wind and solar energy to meet state decarbonization goals, speakers at the NECA’s Renewable Energy Conference said.
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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.
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New England States Delay Offshore Wind Solicitations
Delaying the solicitation “is crucial to encourage the most cost-effective bids for the benefit of Massachusetts ratepayers,” the Department of Energy Resources wrote.
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Northeast Stakeholders Push Transmission Planning, Siting Reform

Speakers at Raab Associates’ New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable emphasized the importance of transmission planning to ensure the grid can handle increased amounts of variable clean energy and higher demand from electrification.

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Mass. Utilities Submit Grid Modernization Drafts
Eversource and National Grid expect their annual peak electricity load in Massachusetts to more than double by 2050.
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New England Stakeholders Discuss Clean Energy Market Mechanisms
New England energy industry leaders met at the 29th annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition to discuss regionwide clean energy market mechanisms.
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Mass. DOER Issues Draft RFP for Region’s Largest OSW Solicitation
The Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources issued a draft request for proposals for up to 3,600 MW of offshore wind generation, the state’s largest solicitation yet.
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Mahony Named Mass. DOER Commissioner
The former deputy of new Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has been picked to lead the state’s Department of Energy Resources.
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What’s Next for Massachusetts’ FCEM Proposal?
Massachusetts kicked off the year by giving new life to a longtime goal of many New England energy advocates: developing a Forward Clean Energy Market.

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