Energy & Climate Change Planning

Final Report- Continued Participation by Maine Transmission and Distribution Utilities in the New England Regional Transmission Organization

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

The report presents three possible paths to meet Maine's electricity transmission and distribution policy goals: (1) market reforms within Independent System Operator- New England (ISO-NE); (2) an independent Maine Independent Transmission Company (ITC); and (3) a newly formed Maine/Canadian system. The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) concluded that each of these three options would result in better outcomes for consumers than the status quo.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Final Report of the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Maryland to the Maryland General Assembly- Options for Re-Regulation and New Generation

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC)
Description: 

This final report studies whether and how Maryland might モre-regulateヤ its electricity markets. As part of its inquiry, the Public Service Commission (PSC) analyzed options for new electricity generation. The Commission concluded that offshore wind, while using a more reliable wind source than onshore wind and producing greater carbon dioxide reductions (747,000 to 975,000 tons per year, as compared to the full-year Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) target for 2015 of 937,600), is roughly twice as expensive to build and operate and is thus projected to result in economic loss to ratepayers, not a net benefit. The Commission relied on Levitan & Associates' modeling of the terms of the NRG BlueWater Wind contract in Delaware.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Executive Order No. 24- Establishing a Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Eighty Percent by the Year 2050 and Preparing a Climate Action Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor David Paterson
Creator/Author: 
Governor David Paterson
Description: 

The Executive Order mandates the goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all state sources 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and establishes a Climate Action Council to prepare a Climate Action Plan that identifies and assesses strategies to achieve the goal.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2009
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Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Options

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Description: 

Summary of state climate change adaption activities.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
67 KB
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Environmental Impact and Regulation of Energy Systems Issue Brief New York State Energy Plan 2009

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor David Paterson
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Planning Board
Description: 

The Issue Brief summarizes New York's environmental regulatory policies related to the energy sector.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Energy Infrastructure Issue Brief New York State Energy Plan 2009

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor David Paterson
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Planning Board
Description: 

The Issue Brief addresses issues related to the current conditions of New York Stateメs energy infrastructure, including the need for the development of new renewable energy sources and associated transmission upgrades.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
805 KB
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Energy Costs and Economic Development Issue Brief New York State Energy Plan 2009

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor David Paterson
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Planning Board
Description: 

The Issue Brief examines why energy costs are a primary concern for New York in its ability to retain and attract business and create jobs in a competitive global economy, and how the State is addressing these challenges through a portfolio of economic development programs.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Energizing the Future: The Benefits of Renewable Energy for New York State

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Creator/Author: 
New York State Office of the State Comptroller; Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York
Description: 

Summary of renewable energy's potential economic impact on New York state, available state incentives and regulatory support, obstacles to industry growth, and recommendations for legislative, regulatory, and programmatic action to generate significant positive economic results.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2005
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Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS): Executive Summary and Project Overview

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Creator/Author: 
EnerNex Corporation
Description: 

The study examines the operational impact of up to 20%-30% (225-330 GW) wind energy penetration by 2024 on the bulk power system in the Eastern Interconnection. A large amount of offshore wind generation is needed to reach target energy levels under Scenarios 3 (64 GW) and 4 (79 GW). The study found that Interconnection-wide costs for integrating large amounts of wind generation are manageable with large regional operating pools and significant market, tariff, and operational changes.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Creator/Author: 
EnerNex Corporation
Description: 

The study examines the operational impact of up to 20%-30% (225-330 GW) wind energy penetration by 2024 on the bulk power system in the Eastern Interconnection. A large amount of offshore wind generation is needed to reach target energy levels under Scenarios 3 (64 GW) and 4 (79 GW). The study found that Interconnection-wide costs for integrating large amounts of wind generation are manageable with large regional operating pools and significant market, tariff, and operational changes.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2011
18 MB
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