EnerKnol’s State Policy Playbook: How New York Is Charting a New Energy Future

New York has adopted sweeping measures to propel the state’s clean energy agenda, including adopting the nation’s most ambitious climate targets, awarding the largest offshore wind contract, and refining compensation rules to boost distributed solar.

NextEra Receives Approval for 102 Megawatt Wind Farm in New York State

The New York Public Service Commission has granted approval to Eight Point Wind LLC’s 101.8-megawatt wind farm in Steuben County, western New York, according to an August 20 press release. Eight Point will consist of 31 wind turbines a collection substation, mostly underground 34.5-kilovolt collection lines and other operations and maintenance facilities. The developer also proposes to construct…

U.S. Achieves Oil and Natural Gas Production World Record in 2018

U.S. petroleum and natural gas production increased by 16% and by 12%, respectively, in 2018, and these totals combined established a new production record, according to the Energy Information Administration. In 2011, the country overtook Russia to become the world’s largest producer of natural gas and just last year surpassed Saudi Arabia in the production…

Connecticut Launches 2-Gigawatt Offshore Wind Solicitation

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued the state’s first solicitation dedicated to offshore wind power, seeking proposals for up to 2 gigawatts, according to an Aug. 19 press release. The state’s multi-resource solicitations held in 2018 resulted in the selection of 300 megawatts of the Revolution Wind project being developed by Denmark-based…

Gas Deliveries to U.S. LNG Export Terminals Hit Record as New Facilities Come Online: EIA

Natural gas feedstock deliveries to LNG export facilities were the fastest growing among all U.S. natural gas consumption sectors in the first seven months of 2019, according to an Aug. 19 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Deliveries to export terminals set a new monthly record in July, averaging 6.0 billion cubic feet per day. The…

Wisconsin Commits to 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050

Democratic Governor Tony Evers on Aug. 16 signed an executive order requiring the state’s electricity consumption to be carbon-free by 2050. The order establishes the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, which will work with other state agencies and utilities to achieve the goal.  The new office will develop a clean energy plan to help…