Tens of thousands of people are still without power after attack on a North Carolina power station

December 6, 2022

The FBI is now helping to investigate the source of the power outages in a North Carolina county. While it is believed to be an “intentional” attack, the suspect or cause of the problem has yet to be found. The mass blackout became a criminal investigation when utility workers found traces of what looked like […]

Massachusetts Gives Developers of Offshore Wind Farm a Mid-Week Deadline by Refusing to Renegotiate Agreements

November 8, 2022

Commonwealth Wind and Mayflower Wind have each been given a deadline of the middle of this week to inform the Department of Public Utilities if they will move forward with their offshore wind farm projects under the contract terms they have already agreed to or ask state regulators to no longer consider those essential agreements. […]

CEO of Eversource Fears New England Might Not Have Enough Natural Gas For This Winter

October 31, 2022

Eversource Energy CEO, Joseph R. Nolan Jr., recently wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden because he fears Eversource might not be able to provide natural gas for all of its consumers if this upcoming winter is harsh. In this letter, Nolan asked Biden and his administration for their help in addressing this potential […]

Baker-Polito Administration Releases Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Roadmap

December 31, 2020

Most recently the Baker Administration released a draft of the roadmap to achieve zero emissions by 2050, part of which include the 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP). This plan establishes carbon reduction goals of 45% by 2030, and we are currently at 22% meaning this plan will require the building of more renewables, […]

Residential Electricity Use Increases Working From Home

December 1, 2020

As companies ask their employees to work from home, residential energy usage has jumped over the past year. In comparison to 2016 – 2019, residential electricity usage increased by 10%, commercial decreased by 12%, and industrial decreased by 14%. Particularly, this has been the case in the most densely populated areas of the U.S such […]

Department of Energy Releases Hydrogen Program Plan

November 13, 2020

The Department of Energy (DOE) just released its new Hydrogen Program Plan, outlining the strategic framework for researching and implementing hydrogen energy technologies. The program is designed to advance affordable production, transportation, storage, and use of hydrogen by different economic sectors and industries. It forms part of a cross departmental initiative with the Offices of […]

New Massachusetts Mandates for Face Coverings, Gatherings, and Business Hours

November 2, 2020

Over the past week, daily COVID-19 have been quickly increasing as Massachusetts slowly reopened businesses. This has seen a 300% increase in cases since Labor Day. Given this situation, Governor Charlie Baker has issued new orders and limits on face coverings, gatherings, and hours of operation for businesses. A state-wide mandate enforcing face coverings was […]

Rhode Island Utility Regulators Approve Natural Gas Rate Increases

October 29, 2020

The utility regulators in Rhode Island have approved National Grid to increase natural gas rates in the state following the COVID-19 economic impacts of $30.7M. However, only half of the impact ($15.35M) will be transferred to ratepayers at first, and the rest will be deferred. On average instead of an average payment increase of $97 […]

Natural Gas Prices – Biggest 2-Day Rise Since 2018

September 25, 2020

Between September 22 and 24 Natural Gas prices experienced a 23% gain in prices closing at $2.248/mmBtu, the highest two-day gain since November 11, 2018. Part of this is attributed to increased usage, and lower buildup of storage. The average five-year build of storage for the week ending on September 1st has been of 80Bcf, […]