NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Connecticut’s Hesitating Progress On New Energy


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Is A Matter Of Life And Death
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Russia Crawls Ahead On New Energy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Gets Huge Jobs Boost From New Energy


  • TTTA Thursday-More People Begin To Believe What They Are Seeing
  • TTTA Thursday-The First Big Utility Commits To Zero Emissons
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Beating Old Energy In The Market, Part 3

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: End of the 'gas rush?' Renewables, storage reaching cost parity, report finds
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Grid mod policy actions jump 75%, with storage playing a central role

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Builders And Buyers Of Zero Energy Homes
  • QUICK NEWS, December 4: New Energy Beating Old Energy In The Market, Part 1; New Energy Beating Old Energy In The Market, Part 2

  • TODAY’S STUDY: From Coal To New Energy Without A NatGas Bridge
  • QUICK NEWS, December 3: Watch U.S. Cities Heat Up; Astonishing Things About New Energy, Part 5 – Geothermal
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, December 8-9:

  • Colbert On The President’s Climate Policy
  • Breaking Down The Climate Change Report
  • The Battery Factory That Could Save The World

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Connecticut’s Hesitating Progress On New Energy

    Connecticut energy plan raises tough questions on comparative resource valuation; Critics say the state's comprehensive energy plan falls short in capturing the full costs and benefits of energy technologies.

    Herman K. Trabish, Sept. 28, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: This story reported that the draft version of Connecticut’s energy strategy update could do better by the state’s New Energy potential. The final version, released earlier this year, was met with mixed reviews.

    Connecticut’s newly updated has been praised for its ambition, but the draft version leaves a key question unanswered: Will it meet the state’s climate goals? The state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) is intended to meet the statutory requirement (Section 16a-3d) for a statewide “assessment and plan for all energy needs” in electricity, heating, cooling and transportation. It must also consider the utilities’ Integrated Resources Plans and needs for energy efficiency, renewables and resilience. The first CES, finalized in 2013, was the platform for later legislation on implementation of the energy plan and on clean energy goals. Both laws were aimed at meeting the state’s 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The Act requires emissions to be 10% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2001 levels by 2050.

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is required to update the strategy every three years. The July 2017 draft CES calls for moving Connecticut's renewable energy mandate — today at 20% by 2020 — up by one percentage point annually for ten years. That would result in 30% renewables in 2030. It “represents DEEP’s best thinking for building a new and cleaner energy future,” spokesperson Dennis Schain emailed Utility Dive. He declined further comment because DEEP is still considering “all comments and issues.” Other stakeholders responded to Utility Dive queries with almost a single voice about one overarching problem of the strategy. It “is a step in the right direction” but “makes no attempt to show it will meet the 2020 emissions reduction target,” a member of the Governor’s task force on climate said… click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook



    Post a Comment

    << Home