Original title: Energiepolitik in der Region New England
New England is a leading region in climate and energy policy in the United States of America. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have in part ambitious emissions reduction targets in place, support the development of renewable energy sources and are role models in energy efficiency policy.
Currently, the region’s energy policy focuses on the enhancing security of supply and ensuring affordable energy prices. The New England states want to achieve these goals by energy diversification, deployment of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures.
New England’s energy supply is particularly put at risk during cold spells during winter, also leading to comparatively high energy prices. There are no significant fossil energy resources in the region, import capacities for natural gas are limited and grid as well as pipeline expansion projects are currently slowed down by public opposition.
This study has been conceived for a non-US public of energy policy and power sector experts. It provides an overview of the energy region New England, relevant debates regarding energy and climate policy, the institutional setting and the common power market. The study accompanies the New England-Germany Energy Transition Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 16 May 2019, a bilateral conference hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) taking place at Harvard Law School by courtesy of the Environmental and Energy Law Program.
Simultaneously, two additional studies are published, accompanying the same event: “Offshore Wind Deployment in Germany, Facts and Policy Lessons” (adelphi) and “Decarbonising heat in buildings – a comparison of policies in Germany and New England“ (RAP).
Further publications in the series
- Netzgekoppelte Speicher in Kalifornien – Analyse der Rahmenbedingungen für netzgekoppelte Speicher in Kalifornien (September 2019)
- Wasserstoffpolitik in Kalifornien (September 2019)
- Offshore Wind Deployment in Germany, Facts and Policy Lessons (April 2019)
- Der größte US-Stromsystembetreiber PJM – Einführung und aktuelle Debatten (Oktober 2018)
- Power systems in the 2020s: What can Germany and the PJM region learn from each other? (Oktober 2018)
- Community Choice Aggregation – Kommunen in Kalifornien und anderen US-Bundesstaaten werden als CCA zum Stromversorger (August 2018)
- Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Texas (Juni 2018)
- Die Debatte zur Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule - Strommarktpolitik unter Präsident Trump (Januar 2018)
- Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Kalifornien (September 2017)
- Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor (Dezember 2016)
- Überblick über die Energieeffizienzpolitik in den USA (Dezember 2016)
- Überblick über die US-Strommärkte (November 2016)