On June 7, 2013 the Maine House and Senate voted by overwhelming margins to enact “An Act to Reduce Energy Costs, Increase Energy Efficiency, Promote Electric System Reliability and Protect the Environment,” (“Omnibus Energy Bill,” L.D. 1559).

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    Within its rate case (D.P.U. 17-05), Eversource proposes significant revenue increases, new rate structures, and an array of investments. Based on preliminary review, several of Eversource’s key proposals appear inconsistent with reforms needed to advance a clean energy future, but others are likely beneficial. The proposals reviewed by Acadia Center can be grouped into three categories: (1) revenue and shareholder returns, (2) grid modernization investments, and (3) rate design. Download the full review of proposals or a two-page summary below.

  • Incentives for Change: Why Utilities Continue to Build and How Regulators Can Motivate Them to Modernize

    Outdated utility financial incentives are inhibiting the transition to a clean energy future, increasing consumer costs, and stifling new technologies. Yet, this state of affairs is hardwired into the regulatory system. In this handout, Acadia Center analysis demonstrates how this imbalance plays out in scenarios from around the Northeast. Easy-to-read infographics show what compels utilities to continue building traditional infrastructure and why incentives must be reformed to align utility, consumer, and environmental interests.

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    A coalition including Acadia Center identifies key priorities that it supports for allocating Connecticut’s share of the VW Mitigation Trust Funds. These comments were submitted to Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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