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 […]

EarlyBird Power Secures Mercy Hospital $223,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants

January 4, 2013

EarlyBird Power, an energy market expert and energy management solutions firm, has successfully procured a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for the replacement of two chillers at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, one of the Chicago’s leading non-profit care centers and hospitals. As an energy consultant, EarlyBird Power specializes in helping its […]

Cape Cod Healthcare to Take Part in Solar Project

Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce that it is participating in a locally-based solar power project. The project will bring energy savings to CCHC, through energy credits from NSTAR, and will deliver green benefits to the region. Southern Sky Renewable Energy, a Boston-based developer of utility-scale solar facilities, has begun construction on the 6-megawatt […]

Northeast Utilities Announces Delay of Northern Pass Transmission Line

January 2, 2013

The Northern Pass project, a proposed 180-mile transmission line project connecting Northeast Utilities customers to power producers in Quebec, Canada, is delaying announcement of a new route until they communicate further with “local citizens, stakeholders, and public officials across New Hampshire”, according to the announcement. The project would bring hydro-electric power from Quebec to Southern […]

Cape Cod Hospital Uses EarlyBird Power

December 5, 2012

Cape Cod Hospital announced today an agreement to secure power and natural gas through EarlyBird Power, a Milton-based energy market organization with customers in most U.S. states. “EarlyBird Power has demonstrated an ability when procuring natural gas or electricity, to negotiate favorable pricing, terms and conditions,” said Ed Browne, Executive Director, CCHC Facilities and Support […]

U.S. to Be Exporter of Natural Gas by 2020

November 13, 2012

In its 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), released on Monday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlighted some major changes to the global energy dynamic in the future. Forward-looking expectations have North American being largely responsible for a profound change to the energy roles of countries around the world. The United States specifically […]

Large Hospitals Increase Energy Consumption

November 2, 2012

It is not shocking that hospitals consume a lot of energy; they are run in such a way that high energy consumption is required for the best medical care. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) reported this past August that the percentage of delivered energy used in the commercial […]