D.C. Circuit Hears Clean Power Plan Appeal

September 29, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. heard arguments for the appeal of the Clean Power Plan, an EPA-issued regulation designed to abate power-plant carbon-dioxide emissions. The regulation, announced last August by the Obama Administration, requires significant reductions from 2005 levels by 2025 (26-28 percent) and 2030 (32 percent). President Obama […]

MA DOER Unveils 600 MW Energy Storage Plan

September 27, 2016

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) detailed a blueprint for the state to increase its energy storage to 600 MW by 2025. The report represents significant progress in the state’s efforts to taking advantage of energy storage. In May 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration introduced the $10 million Energy Storage Initiative to investigate […]

Natural Gas Update: Storage Tightens, Prices Rise?

September 21, 2016

After weather adjustments, U.S. natural gas storage was 4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) tighter year-over-year during last winter’s El Niño. Despite a surge in recent storage figures – for example, a 62 Bcf increase for the week ending September 9, 2016 – relatively low summer storage increases have been the norm. This development […]

Eversource Forecasts Lower Natural Gas Rates This Winter

Earlier this week, Eversource Energy predicted that its 300,000 natural gas customers in Massachusetts would pay an average of $144 per month for heat, water, and cooking this winter, down from $148 per month in 2015 and $171 per month in 2014. The decrease stems from decline in the price Eversource pays for natural gas. […]