Regional Energy Chess Game

» New England states call for changes to wholesale markets, transmission planning and grid governance
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
October 19, 2020

» N.E. governors seek bigger say in power policies
Seek greater role in oversight of grid operator
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
October 16, 2020

» Eversource strategy chief sees role for green hydrogen, geothermal in Northeast
By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global 
October 16, 2020
» Read NREL report on blending natural gas and hydrogen in existing pipeline networks.

» Baker’s net-zero goal is business-as-usual
It’s not climate leadership, or even followership
By Craig S Altemose, Commonwealth Magazine
January 22, 2020

» Net-zero target called most aggressive in world: A handful of states, and some countries have similar goal
By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
January 22, 2020

» Despite shutdown of Pilgrim nuclear plant, New England has enough electricity thanks to solar and efficiency
By DAVID BROOKS, Concord Monitor
December 7, 2019

» PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE pay $1.4B annually for excess capacity: Report
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
November 22, 2019

» Sanders, Warren join fellow senators in urging New England to speed clean energy transition
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
November 20, 2019

» Senators representing five New England states request that regional grid operator ISO-NE work toward market strategies to match regional environmental and climate goals
Letter from six New England US Senators
November 18, 2019

» Is Massachusetts Opening the Door to Dirty Energy?
At the behest of the biomass industry, the Commonwealth might redefine clean energy for the state and start subsidizing pollution.
By Rohemir Ramirez, Conservation Law Foundation blog
October 11, 2019

» Climate and transportation activists are carrying a 9-foot-tall Charlie Baker puppet around Massachusetts. Here’s why.
By Christopher Gavin,   
September 23, 2019

» Connecticut 100% carbon-free plan is chance to move beyond ISO-NE gas focus: DEEP chief
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
September 9, 2019

» Coal, nuclear could see [winter] boost in New England as new tariff goes into effect
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 8, 2019

» Powerful business group adds climate change to its priorities
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
June 13, 2019

» As Natural Gas Infrastructure Decisions Loom, Massachusetts Gov. Baker Invests in Fossil Fuel Companies
By Itai Vardi, Desmog Blog
May 30, 2019

» Top regulator to work for firm with ties to compressor proposal
By Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger
May 2, 2019

» ISO-NE files short-term fuel security plan to relieve gas constraints
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
March 27, 2019

» On Climate, Does Gov. Baker Deserve An ‘A’ — Or An ‘Incomplete’?
By Adam Reilly, WGBH
March 13, 2019

» Three takes on natural gas
Charlie Baker, Weymouth compressor station, hookup moratoriums
Opinions By Craig Altemose,  Rick Sullivan and Kathryn R. Eiseman, CommonWealth Magazine
March 1, 2019

» Grid operator laments lack of action on carbon pricing
Says New England states uninterested; New York pushing ahead
By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
February 20, 2019

» Cold Snap Shows We Still Don’t Need New Gas Pipelines
By Greg Cunningham, Conservation Law Foundation
January 4, 2019

» Acadia Center analysis shows that New England doesn’t need more natural gas infrastructure.
EnergyVision 2030

» ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 7, 2019

» Ensuring fuel security for the electricity system: New England and the role of LNG
Promoting a competitive market structure shields consumers from costly risks and provides continued opportunities to quickly accommodate to a low carbon future, the authors write.
The authors are economic consultants at FTI Consulting/ Compass Lexecon.
By Joseph Cavicchi and Kenneth Grant, Utility Dive Opinion
January 7, 2019

» Thinking globally, but acting warily, on new gas pipelines
Letters to Boston Globe Editor
January 06, 2019

» Ex-lobbyist reveals how the House really works
Forget what you saw in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’
By Phillip Sego, CommonWealth Magazine
December 19, 2018

» ‘Disaster’ has Gov. seeking LNG changes
By Colin A. Young, Sentinel & Enterprise, State House News Service
December 19, 2018

» Natural gas industry burns for more pipeline capacity in Mass.
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
December 19, 2018

» Charlie Baker, Marty Walsh, and Robert DeLeo need to move on climate change
By Deb Pasternak, Boston Globe Opinion
December 07, 2018
Deb Pasternak is interim chapter director of the Massachusetts Sierra Club.

» FERC vacancy allows Democrats to win rare battle over ISO-NE market rules
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» In Massachusetts, ‘Independent’ Studies of Gas Infrastructure Use Industry Data and Consultants
By Itai Vardi, DeSmog Blog
November 20, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Strengthen Natural Gas Safety Procedures
Baker / Polito Administration press release
November 20, 2018

» Regional grid operator too protective of industry
Policies are driving up electricity prices that consumers pay
By Northeast Public Power Association, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association and Transmission Access Policy Study Group,  Commonwealth Magazine
Oct 25, 2018

» The many faces of climate denial
Mass. leaders are soft-pedaling a dire problem
By Craig S Altemose, CommonWealth Magazine
September 30, 2018

» Massachusetts Can Legally Limit CO2 Emissions from Power Plants, Court Rules
By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News
September 6, 2018

» Intervenors Slam New England EDCs’ Gas Play at FERC
By Michael Kuser, RTO Insider
August 19, 2018

» New England Governors Statement on Regional Energy Affordability
Press Release, Vermont Governor Phil Scott
August 13, 2018

» MA House Lawmakers Slip Garbage Burning into “Clean Energy” Proposal
By Partnership For Policy Integrity
July 24, 2018

» Letter to Massachusetts Senate President Harriette L. Chandler and Massachusetts House of Representatives Speaker Robert A. DeLeo
Argument for increasing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by at least 3% per year.
By academics, researchers, industry leaders, and clean energy experts,
July 20, 2018

» Former FERC chair questions need for more New England lines
By Kallanish Energy Daily News & Analysis
July 17, 2018

» Raise the Renewable Portfolio Standard
A boost is needed to help state meet emissions goals
By Deborah Donovan and Eugenia Gibbons, CommonWealth
July 15, 2018

» Another shot in the pipeline wars
Has 2015 report’s author changed his tune?
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth
July 5, 2018    

» New England must address fuel security risks
By Paul Stockton, Boston Globe Opinion
July 3, 2018

» Massachusetts Senate Unanimously Endorses a Bold Vision for Clean Transportation
By Daniel Gatti, policy analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
June 15, 2018

» Mass. lawmakers weigh new carbon price for motor fuels
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe Talking Points Newsletter
June 12, 2018

» David Suzuki: Carbon pricing is an important tool to tackle climate change
By David Suzuki,
June 12, 2018

» Mistaken Assumptions: Analysis from Pipeline Proponents Significantly Overestimates Oil and Coal Consumption and GHG Emissions
By Mark LeBel, Staff Attorney, Acadia Center
June 11, 2018

» Sierra Club Says More Is Needed From Mayor Walsh’s Renewable Energy Announcement
Press Release, Sierra Club
Thursday, June 7, 2018

» Retiring more nuclear plants could hurt Mass. climate goals
Editorial, The Boston Globe
June 3, 2018

» Natural gas is not a clean fuel; Globe editorial amplified drumbeat of fossil fuel industry
Commentary by Ann Berwick, CommonWealth Magazine
May 18, 2018

» Kulik: Pipeline resistance strong in House: Business groups are leading push for more natural gas
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
May 16, 2018

» Clean energy future the focus of Worcester environmental forum
By Steven H. Foskett Jr., Telegram & Gazette Staff
May 16, 2018

» Kulik: Pipeline resistance strong in House
Business groups are leading push for more natural gas
Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
May 16, 2018

» Clearing the Air: Long-Term Trends and Context for New England’s Electricity Grid
Mark LeBel, Acadia Center Blog Post
May 14, 2018

» State Clean Energy Laws Make New England Grid More Resilient
Bruce Ho, National Resource Defense Council
May 09, 2018

» Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Consumption in New England
Fact Sheet on Key Regional Statistics and Trends
Acadia Center
May 8, 2018

» What’s up with the Globe and natural gas?
Paper has adopted panic policy of utilities, grid operator
By Craig S Altemose, Commonwealth Magazine
May 4, 2018  

» ISO New England hits milestone: More grid power used at night than midday
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
May 4, 2018

» State Sen. Kevin Avard: Energy diversity can help reduce rates
By Opinion by NH State Sen. Kevin Avard, Concord Monitor
May 3, 2018

» More shots fired in pipeline wars
Opponents: New report debunks grid operator’s rolling blackout claims
By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
May 3, 2018

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)
May 3, 2018

» Understanding ISO New England’s Operational Fuel Security Analysis
By Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
Study Clients: Conservation Law Foundation, Acadia Center, New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate, PowerOptions, RENEW Northeast, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

May 3, 2018

» In Mass. energy pipeline, must there be more pipelines?
Mark LeBel, Staff attorney, Acadia Center / Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe
April 28, 2018

» Our Legislators Must Not Turn Their Backs on the People in the No Compressor Movement.
Letter to the Editor, Reporter Today /  Rehoboth
April 17, 2018

» New England faces ‘horror story’ of expensive power
By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner
April 10, 2018

» Howitt criticized for sharing constituent email with lobbyist
By Jim Hand, the Sun Chronicle
March 30, 2018

» What’s Wrong With Gov. Baker’s Climate Bill
WGBH Commentary by Sen. Marc Pacheco
March 26, 2018

» New England’s energy future lies in the balance
By N. Jonathan Peress, Environmental Defense Fund
March 23, 2018

» Backers of stalled pipeline keep pilot light lit
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
March 20, 2018

» State’s top executives push for more natural gas
MA Competitive Partnership appeals to Baker, DeLeo, Chandler
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
March 20, 2018

» What the Globe Keeps Getting Wrong About Natural Gas
By Jonah Kurman-Faber, Climate Action Business Association (CABA)
March 15th, 2018

» Green energy goals pitted against push for pipelines
Eric Wilkinson, General counsel and director of energy policy, Environmental League of Massachusetts / Letter to Boston Globe
March 11, 2018

» The Real Reason Your Bill Surged Last Month
By Jonah Kurman-Faber, Policy and Research Fellow, Climate Action Business Association (CABA)
March 5, 2018

» New England Grid Operator Wants More Flexibility To Deal With Retiring Fossil Fuel Plants
By Annie Ropeik, NHPR
February 28, 2018

» A New Massachusetts ‘Sustainable Energy’ Coalition Is Really A Front For Gas Interests
By Itai Vardi, Huffington Post
February 22, 2018

» ISO study warns of precarious energy future: Most scenarios envision emergency actions, including rolling blackouts
By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
January 17, 2018

» ISO New England Publishes Operational Fuel-Security Analysis
ISO New England, Holyoke, MA
January 17, 2018

» Guest Opinion: Broken energy market leaves Mass. consumers in the cold
By Joe Kennedy III, the Herald News
January 15, 2018

» Who’s behind consumer energy group?
Consumers for Sensible Energy keeps donors secret
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
December 3, 2017

» ISO-NE CEO Says Regional NatGas Demand Increasingly Outpacing Supply
By Jamison Cocklin, Natural Gas Intel
November 22, 2017

» Lawmakers Hear Truths and Tales about Electricity
By D. Maurice Kreis Consumer Advocate, NH Office of the Consumer Advocate
In Depth NH
October 2, 2017

» ISO-NE draft report: Market revenues not sufficient for new resource development
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
August 7, 2017

» ”Coal’s out” shouldn’t mean more gas is in
By Eugenia T. Gibbons,
June 15, 2017

» New England Electricity Demand: How Low Can You Go?
By Pat Knight, Synapse Energy Economics
May 3, 2017

» Eversource customers criticize proposed rate hike
By Richie Davis, Recorder Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017