Massachusetts Attorney General Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection

AG Healey Calls for State Plan on Electric Vehicles and New Clean Energy Goals Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection on Use of $75 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, February 15, 2018 BOSTON — Today, Attorney General Maura Healey called for a comprehensive statewide plan for electric vehicles and new, ambitious goals […]

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ACEEE Report Explores Energy Efficiency’s Role in Distributed Energy

Grid Modernization, Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Energy Resources Written by Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits, March 14, 2018 It is becoming increasingly vital that utilities take into account energy efficiency and distributed energy resources in system planning. States differ widely on regulations surrounding utility infrastructure, and ACEEE recently released a report surveying utilities across the […]

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Floating Wind Farm in Scotland Provides a Peek into the Power of Offshore Wind

Scotland’s floating wind farm is showing how powerful offshore wind can be The turbines withstood some serious gusts. Ars Technica, March 4, 2018 The world’s first commercial floating offshore wind farm, called Hywind, started sending electricity to the grid last October. Since then, the six-turbine, 30MW installation has been working well. Really well. In fact, Hywind […]


ComEd Approved to Develop a Microgrid in Chicago

Illinois regulators give controversial ComEd microgrid the green light Energy News Network, February 28, 2018 The Illinois Commerce Commission Wednesday granted ComEd’s request to develop a microgrid on Chicago’s South Side and bill ratepayers for the $25 million project. Opponents including the Illinois Attorney General’s office have long argued the microgrid is too expensive and […]

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MIT Researchers Found a Cheap Way to Use Old Molten Salt Batteries Technology to Store Energy

MIT discovery resurrects potential of molten salt batteries for grid level power storage New Atlas, January 22nd, 2018 One of the primary problems with renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, is that power gets generated when the wind or sun is available, rather than when it’s most needed. This problem would more or less disappear if […]