Policy & Advocacy
The Council actively advocates for a slate of federal policy positions aimed at accelerating the regional and national clean energy economy. As we know from our members and our economic and policy analysis, putting a price on carbon is essential to catalyze the innovation, development and deployment of clean energy technologies.
Download the Council's federal policy positions here [PDF].
The Council continues to advocate for state policies throughout New England. In particular, the Council supports sensible wind-siting reform in Massachusetts, and the Policy Committee has submitted recommendations to the Massachusetts legislature and is analyzing state Solar REC regulations to encourage a balance of both small and large solar projects and acceleration of the overall renewable sector.
Click here to Download Peter Rothstein's testimony in support of the Green Communities Act [PDF].
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's May 30th Speech - "Shaping Our Energy Future"
Courtesy of the MA Governor's Office
NECEC's First State Clean Energy Day - Massachusetts
Co-Chairs Berl Hartman, E2 Steve Cowell, Conservation Services Group
The Policy Committee meets regularly to set the Council's advocacy agenda. To join the Policy Committee, contact Jordan Gilmore, Policy Advisor, at . email@example.com
Letters and Statements
Testimony on ME LD 1426 - An Act to Improve Maine's Economy and Lower Energy Costs Through Energy Efficiency - 4/30/13
Testimony on CT Proposed Substitute Bill No. 1138 (LCO No. 4767) - An Act Concerning Connecticut's Clean Energy Goals - 3/19/13
Testimony on CT HB 6650, An Act Concerning Energy Efficiency Programs - 3/19/13
Recommendations to Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources - February 2013
Comments to Maine Public Utilities Commission on Docket No. 2010-235: Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Energy Projects - 9/7/12
Foley Hoag - New Massachusetts Energy Bill to Affect Markets
ML Strategies - New Massachusetts Law Boosts Wind and Solar Energy
Statement on Passage and Signing of MA Energy Bill - 8/3/12
Massachusetts Senate Bill S2214, Amended
Green Communities Act (GCA) Coalition Letter to MA House of Representatives on H.4198 - 6/27/12
Letter to MA House of Representatives on H.4198 Property Tax Provisions and Impacts on Solar Development - 6/27/12
Letter to New Hampshire Governor Lynch in Support of RGGI - 6/11/12
NECEC Comments in DPU 11-11 - 5/25/12
NECEC Comments in DPU 11-120
C-PACE Letter of Support - 3/14/12
Green Communities Act Talking Points
Green Communities Act, Myths vs. Facts - Spring, 2012
Green Communities Act Fact Sheet - Spring, 2012
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Comments - 2/27/12
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Comments - 2/10/12
Testimony at the Oversight Hearing on the Green Communities Act - 11/09/11
Business Leaders to Governors: "Support and Strengthen RGGI"
Comments to U.S. Senate Energy & Commerce Committee on Clean Energy Standard Principles - April 2011
Letter to the New Hampshire Senate in support of RGGI - 4/28/11
Letter Opposing Energy-Related Amendments to the Massachusetts State Budget
Joint Letter with CEN to the U.S. House Concerning the House Budget Committee's 2012 Budget
Comments on Cape Wind to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - 3/9/11
Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of continued 2011 funding for the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) - 2/17/11
Letter to the New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee in support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) - 2/14/11
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