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The Next Opportunity for Growing Renewable Energy in New England: Going Big by Going Regional
by Seth Kaplan

The story of renewable energy development in the United States has included many important moments in which the states have provided leadership – most notably through fostering the shaping and building of new markets for renewable energy markets through programs like Renewable Energy Standards (also known “Renewable Portfolio Standards”).  These efforts have been of great…

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Coal Free Massachusetts Coalition Launches Campaign to Phase Out Coal
by Shanna Cleveland

Today marks the launch of the Coal Free Massachusetts Coalition Campaign to Phase Out Coal, Protect Public Health, and Transition to 21st Century Clean Energy. Across the state, in communities where the remaining coal plants operate, local residents and supporters have joined to call for the end of coal. The campaign issued the following statement.

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Powerful Words From Ed Markey
by Seth Kaplan

Working with Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and the New England Clean Energy Council we here at the Conservation Law Foundation had the privilege to co-sponsor the New England Clean Energy Transmission Summit. We were overwhelmed by the massive turnout and tremendous interest from the general press as well as trade press (subscription required).

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Geese Overhead in January: A Changing Winter
by John Kassel

Has anyone else heard Canada Geese overhead in the last few days? I have, at our apartment in Somerville, MA. It’s a delightful sound, of course, but it’s the middle of January! This is the time for dead-of-winter slumber and the deep freezes that keep New England’s natural communities healthy and continuing as they are. Geese overhead in January is not a good sign.

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Attempt to undermine RGGI fails
by Seth Kaplan

RGGI, the regional program to regulate emissions of Carbon Dioxide (the primary pollutant causing global warming) from power plants, like all sophisticated auctions and markets can only function if critical “insider” information is kept confidential.