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Connecticut, New Jersey Increase their Renewables Mandates

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Last week, Connecticut became the latest state to raise its target for the generation of solar, wind and other renewable forms of energy consumed by its residents and businesses. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 18-50, which requires that by … Continue reading

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New Jersey Governor Murphy Announces Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Target

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Last week, Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to develop 3.5 gigawatts of wind power off the coast of New Jersey by 2030, joining officials in a number of states, mostly in the east, who have committed to promoting the nascent … Continue reading

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Cuomo Unveils Environmental Agenda in State of the State Address

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In his State of the State Address this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a range of new proposals aimed at deepening the state’s commitment to renewable energy and pollution-reduction programs. Here is a brief summary: RGGI: Cuomo will … Continue reading

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Wind Generation Surpassed Hydroelectric Power in 2016 – U.S. EIA

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Last year, wind energy generation in the United States edged out conventional hydroelectric output, which has historically been the nation’s largest source of renewable energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a brief published March 6. Wind power now … Continue reading

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

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Benefits of State Clean Energy Mandates Outweigh Costs, Federal Report Finds

The costs associated with implementing state renewable-energy standards between now and mid-century will be far outweighed by the benefits to public health and the environment, a new federal report finds. The report was released jointly by the Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

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First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in Rhode Island

By Rona Cohen Last week, America’s first offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project situated off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, began to deliver electricity into the New England Power grid. Proponents of the industry hope the pilot will … Continue reading