New York City’s ConEdison said it bases its decision-making and planning process on projections for climate change, according to their recently released annual sustainability strategy report. The utility is currently the second-largest generator of solar power in North America, and the seventh largest worldwide.
Just before the holiday weekend, President Biden unveiled a $6 trillion proposal for the 2022 budget. A large portion of this proposed budget has been allocated towards fighting climate change and transitioning to a clean energy future.
Massive scale-up of solar and wind are required to decarbonize global economies by mid-century.
On Friday, March 26th, Governor Charlie Baker signed a new climate bill into law. The official name of the law is “An Act Creating A Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy”. Kind of a mouthful. This new law aims to tackle a wide range of challenges and sets goals for the state to reach. It continues the trend of Massachusetts being one of the most progressive states when it comes to climate action.
On Wednesday, March 24th Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) held a webinar titled "Search for Resilience: Texas Blackouts, Policy Fallout, and How Advanced Energy Can Help”. It has been about one month since the disastrous winter weather caused blackouts all across ERCOT, Texas’s electric grid. It was enlightening to hear from industry and policy experts about what has happened in the wake of the blackouts, and what the future of ERCOT and other electric grids across the United States will look like.
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