Energy & Climate Change Planning

Regional Collaboration 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 identifies the challenges of, and opportunities for, regional collaboration as New York focuses its economic development policies on the growth of a statewide and regional clean energy economy.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
697 KB
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Recent Electricity Market Reforms in Massachusetts- A Report of Benefits and Costs

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA); Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED)
Description: 

The report reviewed the costs and benefits associated with recent administrative, regulatory, and legislative changes related to electricity, including their impacts on rates and bills of electricity customers and their impact on economic development in the state. Renewable and alternative energy, including offshore wind, were found to provide ratepayer benefits outweighing the added cost of incentives for these resources resulting from wholesale market price reductions due to introduction of additional generation. At $328 million, the ratepayer benefits were projected to be three times the $111 million cost of implementing these renewable and alternative energy initiatives.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
594 KB
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Potential Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy in Virginia

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Conservation Network
Creator/Author: 
George Mason University (GMU), Center for Regional Analysis
Description: 

The report examined the capacity for renewable energy in Virginia to provide 9,724 MW of electricity by 2035 (half the additional capacity needed under the 2010 Virginia Energy Plan to meet forecasted demand) and quantified the potential resulting economic benefits. Offshore wind contributed 10% of the overall total in Scenario 1, and 33% in Scenario 2. The economic gains from investments in all renewable energy sources ranged from $13 billion to $20.8 billion (Gross State Product), significantly higher than gains from coal and natural gas. The construction costs for renewables would be higher, operating costs would be comparable among all the different sources, but the higher investment required for renewables would create the most significant economic gains. Total job creation varied from 108,000 to 172,000.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
745 KB
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People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate- Charting Maine's Course (Executive Summary)

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

The Report details the findings, strategies, and recommendations to support monitoring, research, information exchange, and climate change adaptation planning.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2010
1 MB
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People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate- Charting Maine's Course

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

The Report details the findings, strategies, and recommendations to support monitoring, research, information exchange, and climate change adaptation planning.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2010
265 KB
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Offshore Wind in Virginia: Potential Benefits for the Environment and for the Economy

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

Overview of the environmental and economic drivers of offshore wind energy development, and Virginia's offshore wind potential and estimated project costs.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2010
3 MB
Resource Type: 
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Offshore Wind in the Atlantic- Growing Momentum for Jobs, Energy Independence, Clean Air, and Wildlife Protection

Source/Sponsor: 
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Creator/Author: 
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Description: 

The report summarizes the environmental and economic benefits of Atlantic Coast offshore wind energy development. It offers recommendations for overcoming cost and siting obstacles, as well as state-by-state summaries of ongoing projects.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7 MB
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Offshore Wind Energy: How Much Will It Cost, Can it Cost?

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

Compares Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC) modeled capital costs of offshore wind development with data from European projects and a National Academies of Sciences study.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
703 KB
Resource Type: 
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New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force Report to the Legislature

Source/Sponsor: 
New York Legislature
Creator/Author: 
New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force
Description: 

The report issues nine findings about the impact of sea level rise along New York's coast, and offers 14 specific recommendations for action to protect coastal ecosystems and help coastal communities adapt.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2010
4 MB
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New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Rutgers University, Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP)
Creator/Author: 
Navigant Consulting, Inc; Sustainable Advantage, LLC.; Boreal Renewable Energy Development
Description: 

The presentation offers an assessment of market opportunities for renewable energy in New Jersey. Offshore wind power was cited as a relatively high risk option with the greatest potential for in-state renewable energy development. The presentation recommends predevelopment grants to help with the permitting process and financial options other than direct subsidies (e.g. debt guarantees, subordinate debt). Offshore wind' s theoretical potential is estimated to be 24,500 MW by 2020, and its technical potential is 2,500 MW by 2020.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2004
2 MB
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