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 […]

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING, NEW INITIATIVES TO STRENGTHEN THE COMMONWEALTH’S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SECTOR

May 1, 2014

WORCESTER – Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced over $1.4 million in federal funding to help manufacturers and other companies impacted by sequestration and defense budget cuts to diversify their markets. The grant will help the defense industry, which employs over 130,000 Massachusetts residents, identify and pursue other markets to sell […]

Environmental Organization Criticizes NE Governors, Makes Public Records Requests

March 25, 2014

The Conservation Law Foundation, a Boston-based environmental group, contends that New England governors have carried out energy policy privately. The organization has put forth public records requests in the hopes that such documents will help do away with the so-called tight-lipped dealings and provide more transparency (which, in the CLF’s mind, would result in more […]

Is a Potential El Niño Good News for the U.S.?

March 14, 2014

The Climate Prediction Center/NCEP/NWS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society reported on March 6, 2014 that El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which refers to temperatures variations in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean area is expected to continue in its neutral phase through the Northern Hemisphere during the spring of 2014, and that there […]

NE Electricity Prices Set to Increase in Response to Capacity Auction

February 6, 2014

The Independent System Operator for New England (ISO-NE) released results on Wednesday, February 5 for the eighth Forward Capacity Auction for June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 it held on February 3. The auction produced 33,702 MW in capacity, 153 MW fewer than ISO-NE expects will be needed for the year mentioned above (33,855 […]