EarlyBird Power Partners with Protect Our Winters

August 11, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, EarlyBird Power has arranged and sold carbon emission offsets for Teton Gravity Research’s filming operations. A ski film company, TGR’s carbon emissions mainly come from air travel, helicopter and snowmobile use. Carbon offsets are sold in order to promote clean energy practices where it is feasible, while enabling carbon […]

MA Gov. Charlie Baker Plans to Propose Solar Energy Legislation

August 10, 2015

courtesy of Colin Young, MA State News Services BOSTON – As solar energy advocates rallied on the steps of the State House Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said at a different event that his administration will file legislation concerning the solar power net metering cap “probably sometime next week.” Details of the governor’s planned legislation were […]

Cape Cod Healthcare Uses Sun to Save Green

August 5, 2015

From Cynthia McCormick of the Cape Cod Times: Open around the clock every day of the year, hospitals have some of the highest electrical bills around. Now organizations such as Cape Cod Healthcare, the parent company of Falmouth and Cape Cod hospitals, are partnering with solar energy developers to slash costs. For more than a […]

PJM’s New Capacity Rules Could Raise Electric Bills, Especially in Chicago

July 30, 2015

From Cynthia Dizikes of the Chicago Tribune: Though the polar vortex seems a frost-bound memory, Chicagoans may now feel its bite in a new, unexpected way — higher electricity bills. Beginning next month, power plants in northern Illinois and other states will be able to make more money from consumers in order to shore up […]

For the First Time, Natural Gas Tops Coal for Electricity Generation

July 16, 2015

According to the EIA’s most recent Electric Power Monthly, natural gas is now the largest source of electricity generation in the United States. Comprising 31% of the power generation, natural gas recently surpassed coal, which comprises 30%, for the first time on the national level. This change comes as predicted because it is a result […]

El Niño Wanders Through Winter 2016

July 15, 2015

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the current El Niño event will persist through winter 2015-16 and into spring 2016. The El Niño began in June 2015, with a minimal impact but will grow in intensity until it peaks by early next winter. El Niño occurs when the surface water temperatures of […]

RI Customers Exempt from Electric and Gas Use Tax

July 2, 2015

Beginning July 1, RI Customers are exempt from electric and gas sales & use tax. Previously, the exemption covered only domestic and manufacturing use, but now encompasses business and any type of use.   Thanks, EarlyBird Power Team

Commonwealth Renews SBANE’s Manufacturing Matching Grant Program

June 24, 2015

The Massachusetts State Legislature recently allotted $250,000 to SBANE to advise small and medium-sized Massachusetts-based manufacturers making a business transition. Once manufacturers match the Commonwealth’s qualifications here, they can receive expert advice for improving the workplace and boosting their bottom line.  On July 22nd, join MassMEC as SBANE reviews how your company can gain from […]

Kinder Morgan Slims Down NE Pipeline Plan While TDI Advances with Hydro NE Clean Power Link

June 4, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc. reduced the extent of their NE gas pipeline plan in a 15-mile stretch of North Central Massachusetts and one-mile in Connecticut due to lack of customers, reports the Boston Globe. After Kinder recently filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Houston company cut off its Mass lateral line in Bolton, Berlin, […]

Eversource Basic Service Rates Spring-Summer 2015

May 21, 2015

Massachusetts electric utility customers are advised to wait at least 1 month before signing electric supply contracts, since the basic service rates dropped significantly from the high winter ones.  Eversource rates filed  for July onward on average are over 30% lower for Residents and Small C&I customers, while they are over 38% lower for Industrial […]