Enhancing the Role of Fuel Cells for Northeast Grid Resiliency

June 18, 2015 by Morry Markowitz

Severe weather over the last few years demonstrate that our aging infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to outages and other disruptions. Intense storms, such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, debilitated sections of the eastern seaboard and left many communities without power for extended periods of time.[read more]

Northeast Region Innovating to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in 2013

January 23, 2013 by Carrie Nash

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are seeing unprecedented savings in electricity and natural gas use, thanks to a combined commitment to invest over $2.5 billion dollars in energy efficiency through 2013, according to NEEP’s second annual Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy.  The report examines overall policy trends...[read more]

Imagine What A Real Cap Could Do

December 15, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, has capped carbon dioxide emissions in ten northeastern U.S. states. Well, it isn’t much of a cap, given how loose it really is. Still, the latest analysis that tries to follow the money points to $1.6 billion in economic benefits for the economies in these ten states....[read more]

Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars

August 17, 2011 by Nathanael Greene

An economic analysis done for 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states shows that a clean fuels standard (CFS) is a winning idea for the region.  It could save consumers in the region billions, bring in billions more in revenue for these states, and create up to 50,000 jobs per year – dramatically increasing the region's self-...[read more]

Governors 2010: Climate change deniers threaten the Northeast RGGI climate compact

October 17, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The northeastern United States remains a bastion of the clean energy economy, though global warming deniers are vying to take over leadership of the state governments.  Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has the story.  The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the carbon trading program of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine,...[read more]