April 21, 2024

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (MA EEA)

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Panel Connects Clean Energy Transition to Boston’s Big Dig
An event by Advanced Energy United drew connections between the infrastructure needs of the clean energy transition and Boston’s Big Dig highway project.
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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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Affordability Must not Lose out in Energy Transition, NE Regulators Say

New England policymakers and stakeholders must not overlook the need for electric affordability in the energy transition, officials from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut told attendees of the New England Power Generators Association’s fifth annual New England Energy Summit.

Northeast States Detail Early Efforts on Interregional Tx Collaborative
Representatives from states working on the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission spoke about the young effort, particularly about offshore wind connections.
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Massachusetts Announces Permitting And Siting Reform Commission
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey signed an executive order creating a state Commission on Clean Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting.
More Environmental Information Required for Western Mass. Gas Pipeline
The state found Eversource's Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Western Massachusetts gas pipeline to be inadequate.
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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.
SouthCoast Wind
Developer Seeks to Terminate SouthCoast Wind PPAs
SouthCoast Wind Energy has asked to end offshore wind power purchase agreements with Massachusetts electric distribution companies, citing rising costs.
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Massachusetts Staffs Up with Regional Energy Experts
Massachusetts’ Energy and Environmental Affairs office recruited veteran policy makers to fill new positions aimed at improving regional energy collaboration.
Office of Gov. Charlie Baker
Massachusetts Governor Swears in Energy and Environment Secretary
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker swore in Beth Card as the new Energy and Environmental Affairs secretary.

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