5 Local Companies Cut Energy Costs By Joining Consortium

June 26, 2014

GENEVIEVE OLSON| JUNE 23, 2014 | THE PATRIOT LEDGER MILTON – Some local manufacturers are pocketing savings on their energy bills after joining a state-sponsored group called MassMEC. Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, announced by Gov. Deval Patrick in April, was created to offer lower-cost power to members by negotiating bulk rates with electricity and natural gas suppliers. […]

MassMEC announces over 30 founding partner companies

Nashoba Publishing POSTED: 06/20/2014 02:12:15 PM EDT Group energy buying program for Mass. manufacturers launched by MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power announces founding member companies and new website BOSTON — The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, today announced more than 30 founding […]

EarlyBird Power Embraces Partnership with New Bedford Fishing Community

June 19, 2014

EarlyBird Power LLC recently partnered with the United Way to support the New Bedford Fishing Community Fund. New Bedford is one of the oldest fishing towns in New England, and fishing still represents a significant portion of the local economy. All industries are open to risk, and the seafood sector is no exception. A cancelled […]

Lower Your Company’s Energy Costs with MassMEC

June 16, 2014

Dear Friends, We want to let you know about an exciting new program that makes buying electricity and natural gas easier, more efficient and cost effective for manufacturers across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (http://massmec.com/), a state-sponsored initiative announced by Gov. Patrick this spring, is aimed at putting the Commonwealth at the forefront […]

Energy Buying Group MassMEC Announces Over 30 Founding Partner Companies

June 12, 2014

Plymouth Patch June 12, 2014 Group energy buying program for Mass. manufacturers launched by MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power announces founding member companies and new website The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, today announced more than 30 founding partner companies that have signed […]

MA Utilities Release New Rates

NSTAR has released new electric rates  Fixed electric rates per kWh: Small Commercial and Industrial: $0.09078 (July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014) NEMA Large Commercial and Industrial: $0.08161 (July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014) SEMA Large Commercial and Industrial: $0.08200 (July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014)   Variable electric rates per kWh: […]

Last Gasp for Massachusetts Coal Industry

June 10, 2014

On Monday June 2nd, the 28 employees at the Mount Tom Power Plant were notified that the plant would be closing in October.  Just years after the receiving a $55 million upgrade, the Mount Tom Power Plant, which has been in operation since 1960 will close its doors this fall.  GDF Suez Energy North America […]

Kinder Morgan’s Bold Northeast Expansion Project

Kinder Morgan, through its subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., has proposed a multibillion dollar pipeline that would supply Massachusetts with natural gas from the abundant shale fields of Pennsylvania.  The pipeline is part of the Northeast Energy Direct project also known as the Northeast Expansion.  The pipeline would run from Wright, NY to Dracut, MA.  […]

Obama Administration Announces New Climate Action Plan

June 3, 2014

After years of gridlock on climate change in Washington, President Obama effectively bypassed Congress and announced a series of executive actions that set in motion the most significant part of his climate change agenda.  These mandates propose to reduce carbon pollution, help the U.S. better deal with the effects of climate change, and position the […]

Energy boost can benefit bottom line for Mass. manufacturers

May 27, 2014

SHAUN PANDIT | MAY 26, 2014 | WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL As anyone who runs a business in Massachusetts knows, managing the cost of electricity and natural gas is a constant challenge. The process of overseeing energy supply can be difficult, especially since the best deals aren’t always immediately clear. The manufacturing industry, with its energy-intensive operations, perhaps […]