Policy

The Future of Carbon Pricing in Maryland

Since 2017, carbon pricing has been on the mind of Maryland legislators and it has received national recognition as one of the most promising states when it comes to passing legislation. With over 3100 miles of shoreline, Maryland is also...

Will Solar Industry Weather Trump Administration’s Import Tariff?

by AMANDA GRIFFITHS and RYAN MAIA Last Thursday, CABA hosted its Third Annual Massachusetts State of Solar. Our solar panel for the evening consisted of State Senator Jamie Eldridge, President of Isaacson Political Consulting Arline Isaacson, and Greentech Media Analyst Austin...

TRUMP ADMIN OPENS THE DOOR TO OFFSHORE DRILLING, CABA RESPONDS

The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a public meeting this Wednesday, January 24th from 3-7pm at the Hyatt Regency in Boston to discuss their recently announced offshore drilling plan. The plan’s current draft opens up over...

EVERSOURCE NET METERING CASE HAS A NET NEGATIVE IMPACT ON SOLAR

On Friday, January 5th, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved Eversource’s request to impose a net metering demand charge on residential solar customers, making Massachusetts the first state in the country to approve such a charge. Resultantly, starting...

Who Should Foot The Bill For Our Rising Seas?

On Wednesday of last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought New York City into the fighting ring against the fossil fuel industry, announcing plans to sue five major oil companies for climate change damages as well as divest $5 billion...

Nuclear Plant Outage Raises Questions of Resiliency

A local story that didn’t receive a lot of attention during last week’s frigid weather and winter storm was the reactor shutdown at Massachusetts’ only nuclear power plant. The shutdown raises questions about energy resiliency in Massachusetts and highlights the...

Businesses flood in downtown Boston as others call for a price on carbon

On the first week of the New Year, Boston recorded its highest tide in almost one hundred years, experiencing record flooding and considerable damage. In the wake of a snowstorm that hit on Thursday January 4, ocean waters rose and...

Bids Promise Bright Future for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts

State regulators, utilities, and independent overseers are examining three proposals to develop 400MW of wind energy in federal waters off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and New Bedford. December 20th was the deadline for bid submissions made after the June RFP...