Search That "Roadmap" Massachusetts Legislation Leaves Routes to Justice As Yet Unexplored January 08, 2021 Source: Sierra Magazine Residents in Springfield, Massachusetts question the "green" light for a biomass facility in an area where many live with asthma. External News Cities Look to Natural Gas Bans to Curb Carbon Emissions December 02, 2019 Source: Scientific American Cities in California and Massachusetts are advancing what has become the newest trend in the local fight against climate change: bans on natural gas hookups in new buildings. External News Virginia Looks to New York Green Bank for Possible Clean Energy Financing August 22, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Governor Ralph Northam’s administration is exploring a possible alliance with the New York Green banks are generally defined as public or quasi-public financial institutions that use public funds to attract private investment to clean energy projects. Green bank activities can include offering financing guarantees, creating new financial products, and helping alleviate market barriers and inefficiencies. Green banks in Connecticut and New York have hired staff with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Each of these banks has the authority and capability to work closely with private sector entities to design effective clean energy financing solutions. to finance projects. External News Mississippi’s Move toward Long-Term Energy Planning Could Boost Efficiency June 28, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Renewables, storage and energy efficiency may get a stronger foothold in Mississippi after utility regulators last week took an unprecedented move to create a formal long-term energy planning process for the electric companies they regulate. External News Nevada Follows Hawaii, Moves toward Performance-Based Ratemaking May 30, 2019 Source: Utility Dive Nevada lawmakers on May 23 passed legislation to modernize how electric utility rates are set, directing the Public Utilities Commission to develop regulations enabling a performance-based regime. External News Effort to Trade Gas for Hydropower in Northeast Meets Resistance May 29, 2019 Source: Scientific American Some residents are concerned about environmental impacts from proposed transmission lines.