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RGGI will let the region thrive

The following pice by Chris Meyer originally appeared on Seacoast Online on Monday, May 13th. Back in 2008, one year into the Great Recession, I started a brand-new business. Crazy? Just the opposite. My company, Yankee Thermal Imaging, makes money by helping New Englanders save money on energy. We test buildings with cutting-edge technology that...

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...

NECEC Urges Support for NH HB 306, RGGI Emissions Cap Reduction

The following letter was sent to New Hampshire leadership regarding approval of the reduction of the carbon emissions cap for states participating in RGGI – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.   Dear Chairman Prescott and Senators Bradley, Fuller Clark, Woodburn and Odell: This week, the Committee considered HB 306, legislation to approve the reduction of...

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...

NECEC Applauds New England Governors for Reducing RGGI Emissions Cap

Today, NECEC sent letters to our six New England Governors, applauding them for their support of the new reduction of the RGGI emissions cap. Due to their leadership, RGGI will save over $1 billion throughout our region in the next decade. Read our full press release, below. Contact: Danielle English, 415.453.0430 danielle@catercommunications.com Jennifer Donahue, 617.500.9993...

NECEC Partner ACE NY Promotes RGGI Benefits in Region

Valerie Strauss, Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, authored the op-ed below, which appeared in the February 5, 2013 edition of The Buffalo News. ACE NY is a partner of the New England Clean Energy Council.   Another Voice: New York must do more to limit greenhouse gases By Valerie Strauss New...

NH Union Leader: “Time to Revise NH’s Energy Plan”

In an op-ed that appeared in the January 2, 2013 edition of the New Hampshire Union Leader, Jim O’Brien identified the economic and security benefits  of developing a new energy plan for the state of New Hampshire. He emphasized the great potential of New Hampshire’s developing innovation economy, explaining that a comprehensive energy plan will...

Berl Hartman Globe Oped: Getting Serious About the Clean Energy Revolution

Getting serious about the clean energy revolution December 10, 2012 By Berl Hartman Led by a courageous bipartisan group of farsighted governors, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was hailed at its creation in 2009 as a declaration of independence in the clean energy revolution. The New England and Mid-Atlantic states that joined RGGI were among...

Strengthening RGGI – Letters to New England Governors

The New England Clean Energy Council last week sent letters to the Governors of all six New England states urging them to take action to strengthen the caps of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Nine member states participate in RGGI, which sets a limit for power plant emissions. After reaching the allotted emissions level,...

RGGI: Raise the Bar by Lowering the Cap

As a principal and manager of Sunrise Labs, a product-development firm headquartered in Auburn, New Hampshire, I care about our regional economy.  As the father of two, I also care about protecting our planet. When leaders from New England, New York, Maryland and Delaware meet on Tuesday to discuss future plans for improving the Regional...

Latest RGGI Auction Earns Maine Over $1.5 Million

Maine Insights reports on the most recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction of carbon allowances, which earned the state of Maine over $1.5 million. RGGI has generated over $33 million in income for Maine since the program’s inception four years ago. 24,589,000 carbon allowances were sold at the September 5th auction, totaling $47.4 million...