Acadia Center's recommendations regarding CT DEEP's definition of weatherization in the statute requiring the state’s Conservation and Load Management Plans (“C&LM Plan”) to “include steps that would be needed to achieve the goal of weatherization of eighty percent of the state’s residential units by 2030.”
Acadia Center's comments on New York Public Service Commission's Staff White Paper on Benefit-Cost Analysis, issued July 2, 2015. The comments address discount rates, greenhouse gas prices, wholesale market price impacts, and oil prices.
Introduction to energy efficiency concepts in Massachusetts with answers to questions such as: How has investing in energy efficiency helped Massachusetts improve employment and the economy? and Doesn't the Energy Efficiency Surcharge increase rates and bills?
In Massachusetts, energy efficiency has already started to relieve stresses on the electric system and reduce the need for construction of expensive power plants and transmission lines. In the most basic terms, energy efficiency is about investing money in ways to help consumers save on electricity. At the large scale, efficiency investments like the ones Massachusetts has made over the last 5 years benefit not only distribution system capital needs, but avoid transmission and generation expenses as well. Cutting demand also generates macroeconomic growth, creates jobs and keeps energy dollars in Massachusetts.
Acadia Center Comments on New York State Public Service Commission's Track 2 Straw Proposal. Acadia Center's comments stem from our report on grid modernization, UtilityVision. Overall, Acadia Center is encouraged that the Commission staff's concepts for reforming the utility business model align well with UtilityVision's recommendations.
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal value of six marginal solar PV systems in Vermont to better understand the overall value that PV provides to the grid. By evaluating an array of configurations, this analysis determines that the value of solar to the grid- and to ratepayers connected to the grid- ranges from 19- 23 cents/kWh, with additional societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh.
Acadia Center's comments on the electric distribution companies' petition for approval of Section 83A procurements of long-term contracts for renewable energy.
During six and a half years of operations, RGGI has helped Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States achieve significant reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other dangerous pollutants from the electric power sector. At the same time the program has generated significant economic benefits in the region. As states prepare to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming Clean Power Plan requirements, RGGI offers a proven, cost-effective pathway to achieve emissions reduction targets.
A summary of the 2015 legislative session in relation to clean energy policies. During the session, the General Assembly renewed Rhode Island’s cornerstone energy policy, Least Cost Procurement (LCP), and created the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), a new clean energy financing tool.
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal value of six marginal solar PV systems to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. By evaluating an array of configurations, this analysis determines that the value of solar to the grid – and ratepayers connected to the grid – ranges from 20-25 cents/kWh, with additional societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh.