NSTAR Releases New Basic Service Rates for July 1

June 4, 2013

Fixed basic service, July through December (in $/kWh): Residential: 0.07506 Commercial Street Lighting: 0.07426 Industrial (NEMA): 0.07239 (through September) Industrial (SEMA): 0.07042 (through September) Monthly basic service (in $/kWh): Residential July: 0.07542 August: 0.07353 September: 0.07057 October: 0.07087 November: 0.07342 December: 0.08489 Commercial, Street Lighting  July: 0.07575 August: 0.07438 September: 0.06847 October: 0.06815 November: 0.07189 December: […]

Natural Gas Expected to Undergo a Summer Surge

June 3, 2013

In the Northeast this summer natural gas prices are expected to rise due to increase demand. Some experts are saying natural gas in the Northeast may average $5-$5.50 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) or even in the $7-$8 per MMBtu range. Natural gas prices at Algonquin City Gates, the pipeline system that delivers gas […]

PJM Reports a Record Amount of New Generation

May 29, 2013

On Friday, PJM, the regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the wholesale power market for 13 states (all or parts of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee, all of which EarlyBird Power is licensed in), reported the results of its annual […]

Cuomo Proposes PSEG Takeover for LIPA

May 28, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants Public Service Electric & Gas Co. of New Jersey to take over for the Long Island Power Authority. “LIPA is broken. And LIPA has to go away,” Gov. Cuomo asserted in the wake of the well-known failures of the utility company in response to Hurricane Sandy. LIPA was […]

New Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Published

May 16, 2013

The Energy Department reported on Wednesday that it has published a new series of protocols for determining the savings that result from upgrades in energy efficiency in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities in the hopes that the new methods will improve credibility and clearly outline the advantages of energy efficiency programs that give families […]

Boston Passes Energy Monitoring Law

May 9, 2013

Large cities like New York have laws set in place that require property owners to monitor energy and water usage. Boston has now joined the ranks of those cities by passing an ordinance that will require large commercial and residential building owners in the city to report their annual energy and water usage in the […]

Obama: U.S. to Likely Become Net Natural Gas Exporter by 2020

May 6, 2013

Over the weekend, President Barack Obama said that the U.S. would likely be a net natural gas exporter by 2020. This major announcement follows the World Energy Outlook’s scenario forecast that also sees the U.S. becoming a net gas exporter by 2020 and even nearly self-sufficient by 2035. President Obama indicated in his trip to […]

Debate over the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Surges on as Program Is Renewed for 2013

March 4, 2013

The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), set to expire December 31, 2012, was renewed for another year, extending the discussion about what incentives the government should provide for renewable energy. Several renewable energy technologies apply to the federal, corporate tax credit program, including: wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, tidal, ocean thermal, municipal solid […]

EPA’s New Rule Preserves Current Level of Demand Response Payments

January 15, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule on Monday that allows diesel generators to run for 100 hours per year. The EPA had been working on a rule to limit the amount of time diesel generators can run without environmental safeguards. It was expected that the EPA would limit the generators to 15 hours […]

Cape Hospitals Cut Sunny Energy Deal

January 7, 2013

By Doug Fraser HYANNIS — Cape Cod Healthcare wanted some portion of the $3 million a year in electricity the company uses to come from a renewable energy source. Meanwhile, Willard Rhodes wanted to pay off more than $200,000 in back taxes and make some money off a capped demolition-debris landfill in Carver that had […]