On June 2, 2014 the EPA released its Clean Power Plan to regulate CO2 emissions from existing power plants. The Clean Power Plan has focused renewed attention on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states’ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) as an effective program and flexible approach for states to meet EPA requirements.

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    In 2018, New York released a new energy efficiency strategy that centers on a 2025 energy savings target of 185 trillion British thermal units. Acadia Center analyzed this new target and its underlying initiatives to determine whether it would maximize energy efficiency's benefits for New York. Based on that analysis, Acadia Center offers four recommendations for strengthening the plan.

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    Acadia Center’s UtilityVision (2015) confronts several categories of reforms needed to advance a consumer and environmentally-friendly energy grid. These reforms make up a comprehensive regulatory framework that integrates how parts of the new energy system can work to put the consumer at the center of the modern grid. This document contains new proposals and recommendations to advance changes in each category.

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    ACES Letter to Massachusetts House Leadership

    The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Acadia Center co-­chair the Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES), a “coalition of coalitions” comprising business groups, clean energy companies, environmental organizations, and health and consumer representatives dedicated to advancing clean energy for Massachusetts. This coalition letter recommends favorable action on four bills before the close of the Massachusetts legislative session in 2018.

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