Expansion Of Clean Energy Policies Continues

"Boston By Balloon" Gives A Bird's Eye View Of The City

A law recently enacted by the Massachusetts legislature and signed by Governor Charlie Baker will increase the use of renewable fuels to produce electricity

Solar Energy Remains Popular For Private Homeowners

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is designing a new solar incentive program to encourage the continued development of solar renewable energy.

Libya To Send Apology To United Nations

Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear programme, according to the UN atomic watchdog. [The Guardian] Additional natural-gas pipeline capacity is not the best solution to meet the state’s longer-term energy demand needs, according to a study released by Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. [Lowell Sun] A bill is set to be introduced… Keep reading →

Men working oil

Chief executives from 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies have pledged their support for reaching a climate change agreement at the upcoming conference in Paris. [FT] Oil prices seesawed on Friday as traders awaited Baker Hughes’ weekly rig count at the end of a week that saw prices slide nearly 7 percent.… Keep reading →


Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush will lay out energy policy proposals on Tuesday that seek to spur job growth and take aim at President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants. [Reuters] Benchmark U.S. crude rose 86 cents to $45.29 a barrel on the NYMEX this Tuesday. Brent Crude was up… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Legislators in Massachusetts’ State Senate expect to wrestle with the state’s high electricity costs, a debate that begins with a public hearing on Sept. 29. [Boston Globe] UK energy company Drax has abandoned a £1bn project to introduce carbon capture technology to cut emissions. [BBC News] Researchers have reported an advance on a potentially cheap… Keep reading →

Cleveland's COOPs

Massachusetts’ Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase, it’s time for Governor Baker to reaffirm the state’s commitment to a sustainable economic future. Governor Patrick established the SREC program in 2008 to incentivize 400 megawatts (MW) new… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Power prices for electricity generated from wind and solar technology have dramatically decreased over the past 5 years to the point where wind and solar are cheaper than gas or coal in parts of the US. In some places it also appears renewable energy sources can beat fossil fuels on price without subsidies, although renewable… Keep reading →

Construction Continues On Wendelstein 7-X Reactor

There is still a very long way to go before a commercial reactor is built, but scientists at the National Ignition Facility succeeded in creating a reaction in which more energy came out than went in. “The real significance of this is, we’re now matching our models, we have our feet back on the ground… Keep reading →

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

Massachusetts has finalized RGGI regulation amendments to implement a new emissions cap of 91 million tons per year, starting in 2014. On December 9, 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued final amendments to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Pursuant to the RGGI Updated Model Rule… Keep reading →

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