In a recent blog post, the national solar industry trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association ("SEIA"), urged Massachusetts to raise net metering caps that have stalled solar projects across half the state. MassSolar agrees on the need to raise net metering caps but and emphasizes the need to go beyond a 1% cap increase and fashion a net metering cap solution that would avoid the need for the solar industry to seek a cap increase on an annual basis. The industry needs and deserves that kind of market and policy certainty.
Yesterday, the Sierra Club launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the commitment to 100% renewable energy in cities across the US. Now, more than ever, cities are well-positioned to lead the energy transition and tackle climate change. Read more below.
Company’s Proposal Seeks First-Year Rate Hike for NStar Electric Customers of More Than $60 Million and Western Massachusetts Electric Company Customers of More Than $36 Million
BOSTON – Advocating on behalf of the 1.4 million Eversource customers, Attorney General Maura Healey in testimony Thursday night urged the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to reject the utility company’s request to increase its customers’ electric rates by more tha
Rate Hikes Proposed for NSTAR Electric ($60 million) and the Western Massachusetts Electric Company ($36 million); Includes Shareholder Profits of 10.5 percent
BOSTON – Vowing to fight against unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced her opposition to Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million.
Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will provide regular and reliable power — and improve women’s lives.
State Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington), State Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), and State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) filed a bill today that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind.
Indiana legislators have introduced a bill that many fear could kill the state’s solar industry by ending net metering and also essentially preventing people from using the energy from their own solar panels.