MA Utilities Release New Rates

June 12, 2014

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 […]

EarlyBird Power, MassDev to Launch Affordable Energy for Manufacturers

May 12, 2014

Nashoba Publishing POSTED: 05/08/2014 10:34:56 AM EDT MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power have launched the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that saves money by purchasing energy supply in bulk and includes free energy efficiency and renewable energy reviews. Governor Deval Patrick announced the program to 500 attendees – including more than […]

Energy Collaborative launched

The Berkshire Eagle, 05/10/2014 12:10:22 AM EDT MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power have launched the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, an affordable energy program for state manufacturers. The buying group of manufacturers saves money by purchasing energy supply in bulk and includes free energy efficiency and renewable energy reviews. Members of MassMEC enlist EarlyBird Power to negotiate volume […]

MassDev, EarlyBird Power Launch Energy Collaborative

Banker & Tradesman, Friday, May 9, 2014, 11:18am MassDevelopment and Milton-based EarlyBird Power have launched the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that saves money by purchasing energy supply in bulk and includes free energy efficiency and renewable energy reviews. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the program to 500 attendees – including more […]

New collaborative seeks to help local manufacturers lower energy costs

By Chris Reidy  | GLOBE STAFF   MAY 08, 2014 MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, said that it is launching a collaborative designed to help Bay State manufacturers to save money on energy purchases by aggregating their buying power. According to MassDevelopment, the high cost of energy is one of the largest issues […]

Supreme Court Reinstates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

May 5, 2014

On Tuesday, April 29, the Supreme Court voted 6-2 to back a 2011 EPA rule termed the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CASPR) that requires 28 states (a map from the EPA outlining which states the mandate applies to is provided below) to cut back on smokestack emissions from coal-fired plants. The court’s decision is a […]