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One day, two states: history making moves on distributed energy resources

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about bold moves taken by New York and Massachusetts toward supporting the development of distributed energy resources (DER) It was a shot heard around the world – or two shots rather – when yesterday … Continue reading

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Massachusetts issues energy storage solicitation offering $10M

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts has released a much-awaited energy storage solicitation on Thursday offering up to $10 million for new projects. Issued by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), … Continue reading

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Boston calls for microgrid development as a climate strategy

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on a new climate strategy report by the city of Boston, which calls for microgrid development in several neighborhoods to avert power outages and promote low-carbon energy. A product … Continue reading

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Massachusetts’ new rate-case ruling is good news for distributed energy

Jeff St. John reports in Greentech Media (GTM) that in the battle between utilities and clean energy advocates over cost-shifting, Massachusetts regulators have handed the clean energy side a victory. In a decision issued last week, the state’s Department of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts positions to be third state to set an Energy Storage Mandate

Elisa Wood and Lisa Cohn report in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts entered the vanguard of the energy storage industry with legislative approval late Sunday night of an omnibus energy bill containing an energy storage mandate. The mandate – a requirement … Continue reading

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SJC rules Mass. failed to issue proper regulations to cut emissions

David Abel reports in The Boston Globe on a decision just issued by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court that would compel the state to set specific limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a decision environmental advocates hailed as a … Continue reading

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Mass. Microgrids: Overcoming Legal Obstacles

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic report, Massachusetts Microgrids: Overcoming Legal Obstacles, summarizes the conclusions of the Clinic’s research into legal constraints on the ownership structure of microgrids in Massachusetts. The Clinic undertook this work at the behest of the … Continue reading

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Northampton, Mass. lands $3 million grant to build ‘microgrid’ linking its highest-priority emergency facilities

Chad Cain reports in the Daily Hampshire Gazette that the city of Northampton, Mass. has landed nearly $3.1 million from the state to link three of its highest-priority emergency facilities together under a “microgrid” that will improve their ability to … Continue reading

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Massachusetts awards $18.4M to cities and towns for energy resiliency projects

Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets that Massachusetts today awarded $18.4 million for energy resiliency projects to keep the lights on in critical facilities throughout the state when storms and disasters bring down the electric grid. The funds went to … Continue reading

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What is government doing to spur microgrid growth?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on what state and federal policies are doing to spur microgrid growth in the United States. She offers the following inventory from the latest Think Microgrid report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid, which examines grid-connected … Continue reading

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