A report detailing what's next for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) with the new federal requirements under EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) and existing state requirements.
Acadia Center’s recommendations for how CT DEEP can evaluate and select from energy sources – both demand and supply-side – that will likely be bid into its upcoming winter peak reliability procurement under Public Act 15-107. Includes original analysis and visualizations of energy efficiency issues, improved energy and peak demand forecasting, and greenhouse gas emissions impacts.
The Global Warming Solution Project's (GWSP) joint testimony on An Act relative to Clean Energy Resources (S.1757), An Act Relative to Promoting Energy Diversity (H.2881), An Act Relative to Energy Sector Compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act (S.1965), and An Act Relative to a Long-Term, Sustainable Solar Industry (H.3724) which was presented to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy on September 29, 2015.
Slides explaining the benefits of robust stakeholder engagement in energy efficiency planning and the main roles and responsibilities of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB).
Acadia Center reply comments in response to initial comments from New York State's Public Service Commission on the the matter of the implementation of a large-scale renewable program. Acadia Center supports a number of ideas expressed in the initial party comments and provide our own perspective on why private development of LSRs is most consistent with the state’s clean energy objectives.
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.