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Decarbonization, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 2

12 Oct , 2021  

DNV, 10/12/21 Energy regulations hold the key to utility-sector electrification. Find out what needs to change to accelerate the energy transition. In a market-driven economy, the utility sector plays a unique role. Rather than being shaped by competition and innovation, state and federal policies and regulations define how utilities operate. This structure impacts consumer rates, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Renewables

EV and EV Infrastructure Have Promising Future Under Biden

20 Apr , 2021  

dnv.com, 4/20/22. President Biden announced the most extensive plan this nation has ever seen for the electric vehicle (EV) industry. He kept his campaign promise to invest in a more sustainable future by proposing the investment of over $174 billion in the EV market. That budget will be responsible for building out a new network of 500,000 EV […]

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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

MA Residents: Advocate for Net Zero Stretch Codes Now!

4 Feb , 2021  

Built Environment Plus, 2/4/21. We are calling on the Massachusetts building community to advocate for a Net Zero Stretch Code within the Climate Roadmap Bill now in the Legislature.  We need you to call your Senator and Representatives where you live and work, and tell them that based on your building industry expertise that you support […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Biden-Harris Administration to Set New Focus on Clean Energy

21 Jan , 2021  

Gita Subramony, ERS After living through 4 years of climate denialism and anti-science rhetoric, the Biden-Harris administration represents a shift in the right direction for the U.S. to address the climate crisis; however, the policies this administration enacts will have to make up for lost time. The outgoing Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

14 Jan , 2021  

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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Industrial Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Refrigeration

HFCs Banned in Certain Applications in NY Under New Policy

12 Oct , 2020  

ammonia21.com, 10/12/2020. New York (U.S.) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 during Climate Week NYC 2020 that new regulations have been finalized to significantly reduce the use of HFCs in the state in the absence of federal regulations of the climate-warming gases. The New York regulations, originally proposed in 2018, will adopt 2015 and 2016 rules […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Industry Sees Potential Path to Restore Jobs

19 Jun , 2020  

ase.org, June 15, 2020. It’s no secret that COVID-19 upended any expectations for what 2020 might look like, but the impact on the energy efficiency sector has been particularly devastating. At the end of 2019, the efficiency industry celebrated unprecedented growth with potential for an even stronger year ahead. But instead, the industry saw a shocking 413,000 jobs lost […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New Gas Pipeline Idea Threatens Peace of Moratorium Lift

4 Dec , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on Nov. 25, 2019. Dive Brief: National Grid has agreed to lift its moratorium on new gas service applications in downstate New York for a two-year period, after striking a deal with the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, announced Monday. The utility will begin processing applications that have been […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Regulatory Affairs

Illinois Cracking Down on Energy Efficiency in Cannabis Industry

23 Sep , 2019  

This article was originally published on energynews.us on Sept. 16, 2019. The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the […]

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Efficiency in Action, Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

The Kids Are Going on Strike – a Global Climate Strike

18 Sep , 2019  

This article was written by Taylor Patterson, ERS What started out as one young girl standing up for what she believes in has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to grow exponentially in both support and participation by children and adults alike. You heard it right – on Friday, September 20, and Friday, September […]

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