August 24, 2017
The Department of Energy finally released its grid reliability study, and things do not look good for coal. We had a hint of what was coming in July, when a draft of the report was leaked. Now that the final report is on our desks, we can see the full scale of what Energy Secretary… Continue reading Department of Energy Finally Admits That Economics, Not Renewables, Is Killing Coal
August 18, 2017
Excited about the solar eclipse? Curious how it might affect the energy grid here in New England? We put together some handy information, as well as practical things you can do to prepare.
August 17, 2017
Dear Mayor Elorza: On August 11, 2017, Michael Sabatoni, President of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, emailed you a letter pertaining to the pending Superior Court litigation regarding the water contract between the Town of Johnston and Invenergy. That pending lawsuit was brought by Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Town of… Continue reading An Open Letter to Providence Mayor Elorza Regarding Invenergy
August 14, 2017
I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where I met with senior officials at the Departments of Commerce and Interior to urge the continued preservation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – the only such monument in the Atlantic and an ecological gem of immense significance. Our Nation’s Natural Treasures… Continue reading There’s Still Time to Speak Up for New England’s Marine Monument
August 11, 2017
EPA is trying to roll back greenhouse gas emission standards on cars. Here’s what you can do to help.
August 11, 2017
An MBTA proposal to extend the Fairmount commuter rail service to Foxborough could help or harm current riders of the Indigo Line.
August 11, 2017
Victory! Casella Waste is abandoning its plans to expand the Southbridge Landfill – and it will close the facility entirely by the end 2018.
August 10, 2017
By Caitlin Peale Sloan and Max Greene In July, Governor Malloy released a long-awaited Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut. While it shows Connecticut’s interest in cutting carbon pollution, this strategy will not help the state reach its clean energy goals. Instead, it would further Connecticut’s reliance on dirty gas and destructive gas pipelines. What the… Continue reading Connecticut’s Draft Energy Strategy Is Big on Dirty Gas, Short on Clean Energy
August 9, 2017
In April, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study on the reliability of our electric grid. This should be good news. The infrastructure of transmission lines, substations, and local delivery wires that make up the electricity grid is old and needs to be updated. But it was clear from the language of the… Continue reading What Rick Perry’s Grid Reliability Study Means for New England
August 7, 2017
In a stunning walk backwards, the Maine legislature failed again to override Governor LePage’s veto of legislation that would have supported solar progress in Maine. Passed in June, the bipartisan bill would have helped create stability in the state’s solar marketplace by ensuring that solar panel customers are fairly compensated for the power they produce… Continue reading The Fight for Solar in Maine Continues