RENEW Northeast Statement: In Today’s Heat Wave, Renewable Energy and Storage Can Meet Peak Electricity Demands

RENEW Northeast Statement: In Today’s Heat Wave, Renewable Energy and Storage Can Meet Peak Electricity Demands

August 12, 2021 In Today's Heat Wave, Renewable Energy and Storage Can Meet Peak Electricity Demands During this heat wave, New England has been burning dirty and costly coal and oil around the clock each day to generate electricity at peak hours. This is no longer...

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Governor Baker: Sign the Climate Bill into Law

Governor Baker: Sign the Climate Bill into Law

On behalf of the business and non-profit members of RENEW Northeast, I write to commend your Administration for giving the critical task of climate change mitigation the attention and resources it deserves. Under your leadership, Massachusetts has made important decisions, starting with your major commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth by 2050.

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Letter to the Editor: Supporting Offshore Wind

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Offshore Wind

Letter to the Editor: New Haven Register  After nearly a decade of public input, studies and review, we are on the brink of realizing the vast economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind off the coast of New England. The federal agency responsible for the...

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BOEM Testimony – Francis Pullaro

BOEM Testimony – Francis Pullaro

My name is Francis Pullaro and I am the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast or RENEW. RENEW is a non-profit association uniting environmental advocates and the renewable energy industry whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with...

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Why Utility-Scale Solar Works for Connecticut

Connecticut has some of the highest electricity rates in the nation, and in January they will increase even further. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will soon release the final version of its three-year Comprehensive Energy...

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Connecticut Law Could Curb Solar Development

The Connecticut General Assembly has enacted Senate Bill No. 943, “An Act Concerning the Installation of Certain Solar Facilities on Productive Farmlands” that singles out the least-cost form of solar development by imposing a permitting process established for...

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Victory

This post is by John Rogers who is a senior energy analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists and a director on the RENEW Northeast board. A few minutes before midnight last night came the news that the Massachusetts legislature passed the omnibus energy bill that...

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Wind Energy Experts Hold ‘Wind Think Tank’ in Maine

The brightest minds in the wind industry — among them, Sen. Angus King — are in town for a two-day American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) summit, discussing how to do wind better. The senator called alternative energy critical pieces to saving the earth....

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Massachusetts Poised to Adopt Clean Energy Legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a forward--looking bill to further reduce carbon emissions and clean up our air—something all residents deserve. A bi-partisan committee of three representatives and three senators has begun working on a compromise...

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Massachusetts Urged to Boost Renewable Energy Targets

By Emily Norton and Francis Pullaro Massachusetts House leaders are currently drafting an omnibus energy bill to secure new supplies of electricity as much of the region’s fleet of aging nuclear, coal, and oil power plants are now set to retire. Any proposed energy...

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RENEW Congratulates Abby Krich for Rising Star Award

The New England Women in Energy and the Environmental (NEWIEE) recognized Abby Krich, founder and president of Boreas Renewables, with its Rising Star Award at the organization's 2016 Awards Gala on April 14, 2016. Abby specializes in helping generation developers...

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Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy

A recently issued report by RENEW board member the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed electricity proposals now being debated in the Massachusetts legislature on the increased use of wind (both land- based and offshore) and hydroelectric power. The report...

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Speakers Debate Massachusetts Clean Energy Legislation

Speakers at the EUCI US/Canada Cross-Border Power Summit on March 15, 2016, debated New England energy policies including pending legislation in Massachusetts on the procurement of clean energy resources, as reported by RTO Insider, "Market Policies, Emissions Goals...

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RENEW Members Speak at Connecticut Energy Forum

RENEW Members Speak at Connecticut Energy Forum

At the June 12th meeting of the Connecticut Power & Energy Society, several RENEW members participated in a panel discussion on the role of wind power in Connecticut's energy future. The panelists discussed recent legislation in Connecticut and Massachusetts...

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Windpower Benefits Rhode Island Environment and Economy

Windpower Benefits Rhode Island Environment and Economy

At a program sponsored by the Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI), RENEW’s Executive Director, Francis Pullaro, explained how increasing wind energy production in Rhode Island on land and in its ocean waters can benefit the state’s environment and economy....

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Expansion of Renewable Energy Procurements Equals Savings

RENEW urged the Massachusetts General Court's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to raise utility procurements of renewable energy pursuant to the Green Communities Act of 2008 from a minimum of 3 percent to at least 9 percent of utility...

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RENEW Urges Sensible Wind Siting Reform in Massachusetts

Significant barriers to the siting of wind turbines are holding back Massachusetts' ability to capitalize on economic development opportunities explain the New England Clean Energy Council and RENEW in an opinion piece in the Cape Cod Times. The Massachusetts...

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