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Hawaii Gets New Utility Regulations

Hawaii Gov Signs Performance-Based Ratemaking Into Law The new law will link utility revenues to hitting various customer-focused performance metrics, including the interconnection of solar and energy storage. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, April 24, 2018 Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill into law Tuesday that reforms the century-old electric utility business model, to […]

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Colorado Moves on Energy Storage Legislation

Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments […]

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Connecticut Feels the Results of Energy Fund Raid

State Report: Budget Raid On Energy Funds Hurting Connecticut Economy Written by Gregory B. Hladky, www.courant.com, March 30, 2018 Lawmakers’ deficit-driven decision to “sweep up” $127 million in energy efficiency program funds will trigger far larger economic losses, according to a state board created to monitor Connecticut’s efforts to cut energy use. The Connecticut Energy Efficiency […]

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Iowa House Commerce Committee Passes Bill Limiting Energy Efficiency

Anti-EE Bill Advances in Iowa Legislature Written by Leah Scull, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, March 21, 2018 Last week the Iowa House Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2311, a bill that will significantly alter the way utilities drive customer energy savings programs in Iowa. The bill has already passed the Senate and is now eligible to go […]

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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 […]