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Climate Policy: Physical Reliability vs Economic Philosophy

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

As states get serious about reducing climate-harming carbon pollution, their decisions will guide how the electrical grid changes, for better or worse. These decisions are central to the people who actually plan and manage the grid—the grid operators—who have shown varying degrees of willingness to embrace a clean energy economy. Read more >

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Hosting Wind: How One Community Embraced its Wind Farm

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Recently a colleague and I got to spend some time in a fine part of New York State with welcoming communities, beautiful rolling hills, picturesque barns and silos—and a ridge-full of wind turbines. What quickly became clear is that, for the host communities, the wind farm isn’t just about economics: the project is also part of the communities’ sense of self. Read more >

(Compilation photo: J. Rogers)
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Utility Chooses Wrong: Save Energy vs. Burn Fuel

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

When it’s hot, it’s hot. Do our plans for increasingly hot summers make sense, or are we going backwards on our energy policies? Read more >

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UPDATE (July 1, 2016): They did it! Yesterday the Senate unanimously passed their version of “An act to promote energy diversity”—and it is impressive.

Massachusetts’s Energy Future is Hot This Week (Senate Vote)

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

UPDATE (July 1, 2016): They did it! Yesterday the Senate unanimously passed their version of “An act to promote energy diversity”—and it is impressive. Read more >

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All-in for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts

Two words should guide Massachusetts lawmakers on offshore wind: Go big. Read more >

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