Renewable Energy Insights Column

A Mid-Atlantic Update: New Jersey and New York Move Ahead on Aggressive Carbon Reduction Programs

Posted: February 20, 2024

Author: Joe Uglietto As Massachusetts and Vermont get ever closer to the launch of their Clean Heat Standards, it’s easy to forget that other states are working on programs that aim to accomplish the same goals. …

A New Blueprint for the Industry? Mass DEP Releases Clean Heat Standard Framework

Posted: December 4, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto Right before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection released the Draft Framework for the state’s Clean Heat Standard (CHS). While the draft CHS represents a significant departure from the original concept, the …

New York’s Climate Week Telegraphs the Next Stage in State-Led Climate Policy

Posted: October 5, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto The U.S. Climate Alliance – a group of 25 governors from across the country committed to achieving a net-zero carbon future – met recently during Climate Week NYC. The Alliance pledged to install …

The Gap Between Fantasy and Reality

Posted: August 9, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto State regulators are quickly approaching a fork in the road when it comes to developing Clean Heat Standards and compliance markets. They will either choose the pathway that is based on pure fantasy, …

Building Performance Standards – A Threat by Another Name– July/August

Posted: May 18, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto Our industry has to deal with enormous threats to its existence each and every day. Many of us have gotten used to the usual suspects…state legislatures considering electrification mandates, clean heat standards that …

Forewarned is Forearmed: Preparing for the Future Regulatory Environment– May/June

Posted: April 6, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto The energy industry is undergoing an enormous transition and the number of states that are considering regulatory programs to achieve their carbon-reduction targets is growing by the week. Over the next few years, …

The State of Electrification in 2023– March/April

Posted: February 15, 2023

Author: Joe Uglietto “Electrify Everything” is gaining ground at the federal level and in many Northeast states. Heat pump incentives, clean energy tax credits and legislation to ban fossil fuels are all on the table in …