Apologies for issues with search We are having issues with the search index. We have connected to a backup source, so search may be slow or unavailable for a while as we fix it. Search Not Exactly Letting Energy Mellow, But Still... May 05, 2023 Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting This local April 28 story captures news reported elsewhere, that Portland, Oregon's public utility placed 400 megawatts of battery storage into service. Communicate Only Through the Act! May 05, 2023 Source: Boston Globe Per this May 2 story, certain Massachusetts AirBnB hosts will get help in installing heat pumps from the app-based rentals service. Another Northeastern Bottleneck March 31, 2023 Source: Bloomberg Law This March 30 story details tension within the United States' A cooperative cap-and-trade initiative undertaken by the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. To address the important climate (greenhouse gas reductions) issue, the RGGI participating states developed and are implementing a regional program for reducing emissions through the implementation of a multi-state market-based emissions trading system. Similar initiatives are being planned in the Midwest, through the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Accord, and in the West, through the Western Climate Initiative. Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy , swirling around whether and how the program should target resources to communities at greatest risk of damage from severe weather and energy poverty.