Inflation Reduction Act Makes Going Solar Easier

January 27, 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) has changed the game for nonprofits by creating a direct pay version of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Now, nonprofits have just as much to gain by going solar as for-profit businesses. The federal solar tax credit allows for-profit businesses to receive a tax credit worth 30% […]

DPU releases $400 million in EV funds in Massachusetts

January 11, 2023

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities released $400 million in EV funds in the state. This surplus of money was put aside for EV chargers to shift homeowners and businesses from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles. The $400 million dollars can be acquired through different incentives through the state based on location and utility. […]

Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050

January 10, 2023

The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050 continues the Commonwealth’s efforts in identifying comprehensive and detailed strategies to achieve Net Zero in 2050. This Plan builds upon years of clean energy and climate planning and diligent efforts to advance climate mitigation and resiliency strategies while also considering feedback provided by numerous organizations and […]

Plasma physicist describes what the future holds regarding this week’s breakthrough in nuclear fusion

December 16, 2022

Tammy Ma is a plasma physicist for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the largest and most energetic laser in the world. This past week, Tammy Ma was informed that an experiment at the facility had just a massive breakthrough in nuclear fusion. Scientists have been trying to achieve this breakthrough for decades. At 1:03 AM […]

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 […]

Energy Warfare

October 4, 2022

Two undersea leaks that began in the Russian-owned Nord Stream gas pipelines on Monday were likely caused by powerful underwater explosions, according to Swedish and Danish seismographic data. It is ‘very clear from the seismic record that these are blasts,’ Björn Lund, director of the Swedish National Seismic Network at Uppsala University told NPR in […]

EV Chargers Set to Be Deployed on America’s Highways

September 28, 2022

The Biden administration said yesterday it has now approved funding for all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rio to start accessing so-called NEVI funding to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure along public roads to establish an interconnected network. “This will now allow all states to have access to FY’22/FY’23 NEVI funding which should total in […]