New York Energy Policy: It’s the State that Doesn’t Sleep at Night

New York energy policy is not for the faint of heart. Already upturning the century-old electricity industry with its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), and pursuing the most vigorous community microgrid program in the nation, New York is setting another new bar, this one for renewable energy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently directed the Public … [Read more...]

RGGI Raises $152M; Again Shows How to Make the Economics of Carbon Reduction Work

The Northeast’s long-time regional cap and trade program again is showing that yes, it is possible to make the economics of carbon reduction work – and boost energy efficiency as well. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has now raised $2.26 billion with the completion of its most recent carbon allowance auction last week. The majority … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Instead of a New Natural Gas Pipeline for New England?

In energy circles, it’s been a given for years that New England lacks adequate natural gas pipeline. Calls to build more pipeline heightened after natural gas prices soared in the bitter cold winters of 2012/13 and 2013/14. But a new report sponsored by GDF Suez Energy North America challenges the need for the pipeline, in part because of New … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Progress in New England the Pacific Northwest: A Tale of Two Regions

NRDC's Ralph Cavanagh looks at the roots of the energy efficiency successes in New England and the Pacific Northwest. New England and the Pacific Northwest are separated by a continent, but they have a shared history of energy efficiency leadership that stretches back over some three decades, and two recent independent assessments show that their … [Read more...]

Energy Waste Worries American Businesses Now

It used to be pretty easy to predict America’s attitude about energy waste. The billboards everywhere that blare gasoline prices left us buoyed or dismayed about our energy prospects. And we consumed or conserved accordingly. But something has changed in the American psyche, particularly among businesses. Even though oil and natural gas prices are … [Read more...]