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8 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign the state's landmark energy bill which calls for public utilities to buy 1,600 MW of power generated from offshore wind farms over the coming decade on Monday, 8 August. The legislation directs companies engaging in the distribution of electricity or owning, operating or controlling distribution facilities to jointly and […]

26 May 2016

Commenting on the new Massachusetts bill seeking to increase the amount of renewable energy, Massachusetts Sierra Club said more is needed from the bill to deliver benefits to the state's residents.  “While there is some good in this bill, there are still major improvements needed to deliver benefits to Massachusetts residents: doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard, […]

25 May 2016 Authorities

A new bill that would provide a better environment for the offshore wind industry was submitted to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Monday.  The bill requires utility companies in Massachusetts to solicit joint proposals and enter into long-term contracts with offshore wind companies up to 1,200 megawatts of power by 2027. Additionally, electric utilities will be required […]

12 April 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

A coming Massachusetts energy bill is expected to include regulations supporting the development of the Bay State's vast offshore wind potential, state Senate President Stan Rosenberg said during a public forum on offshore wind held at the University of Massachusetts.  The omnibus bill should be submitted to the state Governor Charlie Baker by the end of July, and should encourage […]

8 January 2016 Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

New Jersey's Senate yesterday approved a bill that clears the path for Fishermen's Energy to build the proposed 25MW wind farm off Atlantic City. The state Senate voted 28-9 in favour of the Wind Energy Projects S2711. The bill, which was passed by the Assembly by a 48-21 vote on December 17, permits the state's Board of Public Utilities […]

1 April 2015 Authorities

Maine Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology has unanimously voted to give the bill LD 295, intended to promote tidal energy projects, an ought not to pass recommendation. The rejection followed mostly negative testimonial on behalf of Washington County residents and organizational leaders. Only three out of 20 testimonials was in favour of tidal energy. […]

5 June 2013

Commenting on the third reading of the Energy Bill, Alex Dawson, Chief Executive of TAG Energy Solutions and Chairman of North East Renewables Group, Energi Coast, said: “The Energy Bill debate surrounding decarbonisation continues to reaffirm the importance low carbon resources such as offshore wind will play in the UK’s energy mix.  “However, continuing delays […]

27 March 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed new official figures which show that renewable energy provides a much cheaper way to generate electricity for British households than gas. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published a new report which sets out the impact of climate and energy policies on consumer bills. It says annual domestic energy bills […]

27 March 2013 Authorities

New analysis published today highlights the extent to which the government’s energy and climate change policies are tempering the impact on household energy bills of global gas prices and network costs. Although global gas prices and network costs have driven household energy bills up in recent years, and are predicted to continue to do so, […]

18 March 2013

POLITICIANS, business leaders and environmental groups in the Humber are to debate how the Government's Energy Bill could affect the area's renewables ambition. An influential panel of speakers is to use an event in Hull to explain how the legislation may shape the potential of a new, green, economy in the region. The Energising England: […]

21 February 2013

Modus Seabed Intervention, one of North East England’s leading subsea specialist contractors has joined an alliance of organisations, led by environmental group the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), calling on MPs to support a drive towards a near-carbon-free-power sector by 2030. The Darlington-based company is among 35 organisations, including Repsol, DONG Energy and Scottish and Southern […]

8 February 2013 Authorities

RenewableUK has welcomed the tabling of an amendment to the Energy Bill which would require the Government to set a decarbonisation target for the power sector in April 2014. The amendment was put forward by the Conservative MP Tim Yeo who chairs the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and the Labour MP Barry Gardiner, […]

7 February 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

Delays to the Energy Bill could affect the National Renewable Energy Centre’s (Narec) Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project, along with other large offshore wind projects in the North Sea, The Journal cites Steve Abbott, Narec’s marketing and communications manager, as saying. The British Government’s delays in electricity market reform are momentarily not an issue, as […]

18 January 2013 Authorities

RenewableUK gave key evidence to the parliamentary committee scrutinising the landmark Energy Bill in Westminster today. The Bill sets out a radical new financial framework for the energy sector for the decades ahead. It aims to provide best value for money for consumers, while also ensuring the UK generates a secure supply of cleaner energy […]

7 January 2013

Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer of Iberdrola in the UK and the head of ScottishPower Renewables, has warned that any delays to the Energy Bill will cause a standstill to several projects that are ready to start with the construction, the Herald Scotland news site writes. There are between 10 and 15 power plant […]

30 November 2012

SSE has released a comment on publication of the UK Energy Bill: The Government has just published over a thousand pages of information, which shows just how complicated the proposed electricity market reforms have become. We are hopeful that the Bill will provide the clarity that we require to make major low-carbon and gas investments, […]

30 November 2012

Carbon Trust reaction on publication of the UK Government's Energy Bill - a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: "Is the Energy Bill bankable? That's the question that now needs an answer as over the next decade £110 billion or so of […]

30 November 2012

Commenting on the announcement of the Energy Bill, Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer ScottishPower, said: "We welcome the Government’s commitment to the EMR programme to deliver investment in low carbon generation needed over the next decades and in sticking to the agreed timetable. Legislation to bring forward a new incentive mechanism for investment in much […]

30 November 2012

The key measure of the UK’s new Energy Bill will be to introduce a government-owned entity that will buy electricity at an agreed “strike price” from low carbon generators and recover the costs from electricity customers via electricity suppliers. The government-owned entity will buy the electricity under a contracts-for-difference mechanism feed-in-tariff (CfD FiT) that will […]

29 November 2012

Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Group, has welcomed the Government’s commitment to supporting offshore wind projects in the Energy Bill published today, but warned that the failure to establish a cap on Carbon Emissions by 2030 will only prolong the uncertainty of the supply chain. It was announced ahead of the Bill that £7.6billion […]

29 November 2012

Trebling investment in low-carbon power provides the “stability and confidence” renewable energy developers are looking for from the Government, according to an industry leader. Sam Pick, of the Renewables Network, says details set out in the Energy Bill, which was published today, will also stimulate vital growth in the green supply chain. New policies, included […]

29 November 2012

Essential legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers, and to keep the lights on was introduced to Parliament by Edward Davey today. Following extensive consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, the Bill sets out radical reforms to the design of the electricity market that will kick-start a renaissance in construction of low-carbon energy infrastructure and […]

29 November 2012

Responding to the new UK Energy Bill set out in Westminster by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “It is a long time since a UK Bill was introduced that will have such important consequences for Scotland, given the importance of renewable energy […]

23 November 2012

Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Group, believes the upcoming Energy Bill will inject confidence into the offshore wind sector, but warned that delaying setting decarbonisation targets could jeopardise investment after 2020. Ahead of the publishing of the Energy Bill, due next week, the Government has revealed it will provide £7.6billion towards low carbon electricity […]

23 July 2012

Responding to comments from Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, who have examined the government’s draft Energy Bill, Catherine Birkbeck, Policy Manager for Grid and Markets at Scottish Renewables, said: “We have always said that the Energy Bill has the potential to make or break the renewables industry. The committee has […]

23 July 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed the publication of a report by the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the forthcoming Energy Bill. The report by the ECCC highlights a number of concerns which a range of commentators, including RenewableUK, had […]