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Rhode Island Introduces New PACE Program

Before its adjournment last week, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill promising affordable options for energy efficiency project financing. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program has been implemented in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and Rhode Island state legislators believe a PACE program can promote clean energy improvements and create...

NECEC Statement on Grid Modernization Steering Committee Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2013 Contact: Jennifer Donahue 617 500 9993 jdonahue@cleanenergycouncil.org   NECEC STATEMENT ON GRID MODERNIZATION STEERING COMMITTEE REPORT   Boston, MA—The New England Clean Energy Council applauds the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for its leadership in advancing Grid Modernization in Massachusetts.  Today, a diverse group of stakeholders, members of...

NH Telegraph Oped: Republicans Should Embrace RGGI

The following oped in favor of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) ran in the Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshre on Sunday, May 5. Author Charlie Niebling is a consultant and former general manager for New England Wood Pellet, a privately held renewable-energy company with 80 employees, based in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Many sound reasons Republicans should embrace...

Lowering Energy Costs In Maine – In Support of LD 1426

NECEC submitted testimony in Maine yesterday in support of LD 1426, An Act to Improve Maine’s Economy and Lower Energy Costs Through Energy Efficiency. The Act brings the benefits of greater energy efficiency to Maine’s energy consumers by encouraging Maine’s energy efficiency provider, the Efficiency Maine Trust, to procure all cost-effective, reliable and achievable energy...

Bangor Daily News: RGGI Energy Efficiency Dedication Leads to Lasting Payoffs

The Bangor Daily News published an editorial describing where  Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s bill, LD 1425, needs improvement. The Governor’s Bill has been introduced by Rep. Dunphy (R), ranking minority member on the Energy Committee. The editorial points out that the bill has good elements, with the goal of lowering energy costs and reducing dependence on fossil...

New Report: Advanced Energy Represents $1.1 Trillion Global Market

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the national affiliate of the New England Clean Energy Council, has released a report showing that advanced energy was a $1.1 trillion global market in 2011. This first-ever analysis of the advanced energy sector also demonstrates that the sector represents an important part of the nation’s economy, with $132 billion in...

Business Council: Governor’s energy plan good for business

This piece originally appeared in the November 30, 2012 edition of the Fairfield County Business Journal   Business Council: Governor’s energy plan good for business by Joseph McGee For Fairfield County, energy is a competitiveness issue: When a company is deciding where to locate or whether to expand, energy costs and reliability factor into their decision....

Connecticut Mirror: Energy efficiency deals available for Sandy victims

This piece originally appeared on the Connecticut Mirror Energy & Environment Blog on November 13, 2012   Energy efficiency deals available for Sandy victims By Jan Ellen Spiegel A bit of a silver lining in the post-Sandy cloud. Connecticut residents and businesses that lost major appliances due to the storm will be eligible for financial incentives to...

Reports of Clean Energy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post’s Green Blog   If the notion “he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy” is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. “A Sad Green Story,” the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off...

ACEEE Scorecard Names MA #1 in Energy Efficiency; VT, CT & RI Trail Closely Behind

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their 2012 State Scorecard, naming Massachusetts the number one state in energy efficiency for the second year in a row. Three other New England states—Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island—also claimed spots in the top ten, and New York ranked number three. According to the Scorecard, states...
Member Spotlight: GreenerU

Member Spotlight: GreenerU

GreenerU is the second company to be featured in our new Member Spotlight. GreenerU works with colleges and universities in achieving their sustainability and energy goals. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Rob Pratt, one of the founders of the New England Clean Energy Council. He was joined by David Adamian, VP for...

Greenwire – Energy efficiency: Obama signs executive order calling for combined heat and power

Reprinted from Greenwire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC   Energy efficiency: Obama signs executive order calling for combined heat and power August 30, 2012 Gabriel Nelson Fresh off releasing the strictest-ever fuel economy standards for cars sold in the U.S., the White House is taking the position that American industrial plants could...