December 8, 2023

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Affordability Must not Lose out in Energy Transition, NE Regulators Say

New England policymakers and stakeholders must not overlook the need for electric affordability in the energy transition, officials from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut told attendees of the New England Power Generators Association’s fifth annual New England Energy Summit.

Massachusetts Moves to Limit New Gas Infrastructure

Massachusetts has moved to discourage new investment in natural gas infrastructure by blocking utilities from recovering costs unless they can show they first considered non-gas alternatives.

Rhodium Group
Industry Considers Building its Own Generation to Decarbonize
Industrial decarbonization is lagging the effort in the power sector and transportation, and many companies are considering directly linking big industrial demand with clean energy.
Treasury, DOE Issue Proposed ‘FEOC’ Rules for EV Tax Credits

As U.S. automakers pull back on plans to invest heavily in electric vehicles, claiming sales are not growing as fast as expected, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued new guidelines on the federal tax credits for EVs that could further slow sales.

Maine Ethics Commission Resolves Probe of NECEC Foes
Maine’s ethics watchdog has resolved alleged campaign finance law violations surrounding the controversial New England Clean Energy Connect project.
Former Ohio PUC Chair Charged with Bribery
Former PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo pleaded not guilty to charges that FirstEnergy paid him $4 million in bribes before his appointment to aid the utility.
4 Things Cathy Zoi Learned About the Car-charging Business as Head of EVgo
Charging company EVgo has yet to earn a profit. But Cathy Zoi, who headed the company for six years, is bullish on the industry’s future.
Long Island Power Authority
New York Issues Expedited Renewable Energy Solicitations

New York is moving quickly to keep its renewable energy development queue viable, launching solicitations for new onshore and offshore large-scale projects.

EDF Renewables
COP28: 118 Countries Pledge to Triple Renewables to 11,000 GW by 2030
Renewables pledge calls for ending investment in new coal-fired power plants, "which is incompatible with efforts to limit warning to 1.5°C.”
Massachusetts Gives Itself Good Grades in Climate Report Card
Massachusetts's first-ever "Climate Report Card" found that all of the state’s sectors are “on track” for their 2025 decarbonization targets. 

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