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.
The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge is a prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access to all Americans, especially underserved segments such as low- and moderate-income (LMI) households state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Mayor Setti Warren, along with representatives from Eversource, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), and Newton’s Director of Sustainability Andrew Savitz, will announce the Newton Community Share Solar Initiative (CoSSi) at City Hall on October 19th.
This unique program will provide economic benefits to over one thousand low- income Newton households by sharing solar credits from the City’s solar development projects. It will also reduce the City’s carbon footprint, increasing the amount of clean, renewable energy in the community.
As you may know, Massachuetts is required by law to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That's because of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), a law passed by the legislature in 2008. The GWSA requires, among other things, that Massachusetts reduce GHG emissions from all sectors of the economy 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
The climate advocacy organization 350 Mass Action has formally launched the Clean Money for Climate Pledge, which calls on candidates running for office in Massachusetts to refuse campaign contributions from executives, lobbyists, and others employed by ten major fossil fuel and utility companies through the duration of the 2016 election cycle.
As of this morning, 35 candidates for state legislature had signed the pledge, including Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco.