Volume 13 | April 5, 2019

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting
By Lana Bluege
The Northeast Committee on the Environment held their quarterly meeting March 26 at the Region 1 EPA Lab in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Here, commissioners from New England toured the facility, connected with EPA staff on important scientific research, and discussed regional steps to address the prevalence of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Clean Energy Future Principles Discussion at National Summit
By Jay Lucey

On March 6, 2019, a diverse group of 120 prominent national and state clean energy professionals met at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Vision Summit. I was fortunate to receive an invitation to attend and experienced in–depth discussions and panel presentations regarding the policies, practices, and workforce training necessary for clean energy to advance, while addressing broader climate and
Offshore Wind Policy at Global Energy Solutions Summit
By Jay Lucey
On March 28, 2019, the National Governors Association (NGA), and the embassies of Australia, Canada, and Denmark, hosted a policy solutions conference. Day one of the conference was centered on offshore wind and energy storage policy.
News from the States
Governor Lamont says offshore wind is the best way for the state to meet its renewable energy goals , especially if the endangered Millstone nuclear plant closes in a decade. (CT Post)

Gov. Lamont on Committee Passage of Bill to Support Transportation Infrastructure Investment : To Get Connecticut Growing Again, We Have to Get Connecticut Moving Again

Ma ine
Governor Mills Signs Legislation to Restore Net Metering & Incentivize Growth of Solar Power in Maine

PUC staff recommends approving $1 billion CMP power line projec t (Portland Press Herald)

MA DOER Clean Peak Energy Standard Straw Proposal Emerges

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Exports Set Record for Second Straight Year

German Offshore Wind Developer Joins N.H. Renewable Energy Group (NH Public Radio)
New York
Governor Cuomo announces an agreement on the FY 2020 State Budget

Rhode Island
State announces initiatives to expand solar energy on brownfields and carports

Raimondo Proclaims March as 'STEAM Month ' in Rhode Island

Vermont’s energy efficiency utilities, state agencies partner to offer new income-eligible bonus incentive

Governor Phil Scott announces 100 boards and commissions appointments
Regional and Federal Updates

Winter energy security update: Interim compensation program for inventoried energy filed with FERC (ISO Newswire)

First offshore wind energy engineering master’s program in US introduced at Tufts (The Tufts Daily)
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Did you know...

602: number of different PFAS chemicals were in active commercial use between 2006-2016 in US according to EPA.