Energy Law

  • Environmentally Speaking 046: Pushing Renewable Energy

    Pushing Renewable Energy This week we bring up an article that was recently published (https://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/letter-biden-climate-change-plan-forgets-fishing-industry-communities/article_609745be-09f7-11ed-8d11-8f912596b992.html) and the current administration visiting the Brayton Point Power plant. The President has earmarked that facility as the new hub, and infrastructure to transform offshore wind power into electricity, land side. We go into detail and share what this means for the National Environmental Protection Act,…

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    Environmentally Speaking 044: Problems with Electricity

    Problems with Electricity This week we had a listener ask us to discuss the problems with electricity in the state of Texas, so, we looked it up!  You may remember we did an episode on the “Strain on the Grid” (Ep: 038 – Listen here), but today we are going to go a little deeper! There seems to be a serious issue…

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    Environmentally Speaking 038: Strain On The Grid

    Strain On The Grid Strain on the Grid refers to drought, in power, in electric power and other sources of power. The grid generally refers to the infrastructure that a utility puts in place to provide power from the generator to the user. When you hear the word “grid” most people think of, Electricity, and now that the weather is…

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    Environmentally Speaking 025: Renewable Energy

    This week’s topic might just shock you a little bit, we are going to discuss renewable energy not necessarily being environmentally friendly. WHAT!? This topic was sparked by the Super Bowl commercials that were played this year. There was a clear overarching theme in all of the commercials. Renewable energy for cars. American Capitalism is making a huge push in…

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    RODA sends reminder on offshore wind development surveys deadline Aug. 1

    From RODA: Reminder to please fill out these two RODA surveys before August 1st if you have not already. Research Priorities: We are asking for the fishing industry’s help to identify research priorities essential to understand the impacts of offshore wind development on fisheries. Please fill out EITHER this google form or email the RODA Research Priorities Form and return…

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    RI Fishing Industry List Public Comment Period – Vineyard Wind South

    BOEM is seeking comments (due July 30, 2021) on what information to consider in an Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Vineyard Wind South project. The proposed project includes up to 130 wind turbine generators, 2-5 offshore substations, inter-array cables, and up to 5 export cables connecting to the onshore electric grid in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. This project would be…

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    Renewable Energy Regulations in RI: Economic Considerations and Solar Siting

    Our blog has written about the solar farm development siting and impacts on the surrounding wooded areas on a few occasions. This post will give some insight into the newer developments with regard to Rhode Island’s solar capabilities and renewable energy regulations, as evidenced in two recent reports. Renewable Energy Regulations and Economic Benefits As we discussed previously, the state…

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    Massachusetts Moves Forward with New Renewable Energy Regulations

    In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look into renewable energy regulations updated in Massachusetts, which became the first state to adopt a Clean Peak Energy Standard. Energy Oversight in Massachusetts: the DOER The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) develops and implements the state’s energy supply policies and programs. They aim to keep the state’s energy supply diverse, secure,…

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  • Environmentally Speaking 046: Pushing Renewable Energy

    Pushing Renewable Energy This week we bring up an article that was recently published (https://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/letter-biden-climate-change-plan-forgets-fishing-industry-communities/article_609745be-09f7-11ed-8d11-8f912596b992.html) and the current administration visiting the Brayton Point Power plant. The President has earmarked that facility as the new hub, and infrastructure to transform offshore wind power into electricity, land side. We go into detail and share what this means for the National Environmental Protection Act,…

    Read more

    Environmentally Speaking 044: Problems with Electricity

    Problems with Electricity This week we had a listener ask us to discuss the problems with electricity in the state of Texas, so, we looked it up!  You may remember we did an episode on the “Strain on the Grid” (Ep: 038 – Listen here), but today we are going to go a little deeper! There seems to be a serious issue…

    Read more

    Environmentally Speaking 038: Strain On The Grid

    Strain On The Grid Strain on the Grid refers to drought, in power, in electric power and other sources of power. The grid generally refers to the infrastructure that a utility puts in place to provide power from the generator to the user. When you hear the word “grid” most people think of, Electricity, and now that the weather is…

    Read more

    Environmentally Speaking 025: Renewable Energy

    This week’s topic might just shock you a little bit, we are going to discuss renewable energy not necessarily being environmentally friendly. WHAT!? This topic was sparked by the Super Bowl commercials that were played this year. There was a clear overarching theme in all of the commercials. Renewable energy for cars. American Capitalism is making a huge push in…

    Read more

    RODA sends reminder on offshore wind development surveys deadline Aug. 1

    From RODA: Reminder to please fill out these two RODA surveys before August 1st if you have not already. Research Priorities: We are asking for the fishing industry’s help to identify research priorities essential to understand the impacts of offshore wind development on fisheries. Please fill out EITHER this google form or email the RODA Research Priorities Form and return…

    Read more

    RI Fishing Industry List Public Comment Period – Vineyard Wind South

    BOEM is seeking comments (due July 30, 2021) on what information to consider in an Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Vineyard Wind South project. The proposed project includes up to 130 wind turbine generators, 2-5 offshore substations, inter-array cables, and up to 5 export cables connecting to the onshore electric grid in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. This project would be…

    Read more

    Renewable Energy Regulations in RI: Economic Considerations and Solar Siting

    Our blog has written about the solar farm development siting and impacts on the surrounding wooded areas on a few occasions. This post will give some insight into the newer developments with regard to Rhode Island’s solar capabilities and renewable energy regulations, as evidenced in two recent reports. Renewable Energy Regulations and Economic Benefits As we discussed previously, the state…

    Read more

    Massachusetts Moves Forward with New Renewable Energy Regulations

    In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look into renewable energy regulations updated in Massachusetts, which became the first state to adopt a Clean Peak Energy Standard. Energy Oversight in Massachusetts: the DOER The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) develops and implements the state’s energy supply policies and programs. They aim to keep the state’s energy supply diverse, secure,…

    Read more

    Scroll to top