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Energy Update: November 24, 2021

In the States

CT: Amid rapidly rising gas prices, Governor Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut will not join the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), a proposed regional partnership between Northeastern states to implement a “cap-and-invest” program on carbon emissions from vehicles. The pr…

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Energy Update: November 5, 2021

In the States

MA: Gov. Charlie Baker announced legislation to spend $750 million from the state’s budget and American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds on a “Clean Energy Management fund”, which would bolster innovation, research, development, and job training for the private clean energy sector. “This leg…

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Energy Update: October 15, 2021

In the States

NC: Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 951, a compromise energy bill crafted in cooperation with Republicans in the state legislature that aims to address climate change by cutting emissions. According to the bill summary, the legislation authorizes the North Carolina Utilities C…

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Energy Update: September 24, 2021

In the States

DE: Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), a bill aimed at promoting community-based solar arrays in the state. SB 2 creates a legal framework for community ownership of solar arrays whereby residents of Delaware communities can subscribe to a centrally-located community …

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Energy Update: September 7, 2021

In the States

IL: The Illinois Senate passed a sweeping energy sector reform bill aimed at shifting the state to 100% clean energy by 2050. The bill, SB0018, would offer funding to help save Exelon’s struggling nuclear power plants in Illinois, phase-out coal-fired plants by 2045, invest state fu…

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Energy Update: August 13, 2021

In the States

AL: Governor Kay Ivey distributed more than $39.8 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to agencies that manage financial assistance programs for low-income households struggling to pay home energy bills. The funds are being used for special grants administered by the…

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