About Solar Issues in Massachusetts
On January 5, 2018, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) decided to raise rates, creating uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. Under the Eversource proposal approved by the Commission, solar customers in the state’s largest utility service area will be forced onto demand charges. These […]
By Green Energy Times Staff
Google, the well-known provider of internet services, is now getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
That might not mean much to a person who occasionally does a search or gets emails from Google. In terms of real energy usage, however, it is an enormous statement. Google may be […]
The Town of Stowe and Village of Hyde Park’s 1.4MW solar farm is expected to produce approximately 1,568,000kWh of electricity per year. Photo: Encore Renewable Energy.
By N.R. Mallery
The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute […]
Vital Communities has announced that an Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network will launch this January for real estate professionals across our region.
Energy is often the second highest cost of home ownership for Upper Valley residents. The real estate brokers, lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and energy experts engaged with Vital Communities’ […]
Why It Pays to Go First
There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla overtook Ford in market value is perhaps the most illustrative example of what’s possible when innovative technologies disrupt the market.
While not all companies are set to be the next Tesla, many are placing very […]
A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize Mass program encourages small-scale solar energy through a group-purchasing system. Photo courtesy of Dana Drugmand.
By Dana Drugmand
Long before the current emphasis on sub-national leadership in advancing clean energy, some states had created funds dedicated to supporting […]
By Green Energy Times Staff
The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has announced creation of the Small Business Energy Audit Fund. Most agricultural producers and small businesses in New Hampshire will be eligible for a 75% reduction in the cost of energy audits.
A participant will get a comprehensive energy […]
Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others
By Ariel Drehobl
The following is an excerpt from an ACEEE blog post, which can be found at http://bit.ly/utilities-helping:
As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. […]
Interview with Geoffrey Heal Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) www.ucsusa.org.
Geofrey Heal. Photo: © European Union
Geoffrey Heal is a UCS board member, a professor at Columbia business school, and a leading expert on economics in the environment. He chaired a national Academy of Sciences committee on ecosystem services and is a coordinating […]
Debt and VC funding up, Increased M&A activity
AUSTIN, Texas – April 10, 2017 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the first quarter of 2017.
Solar Corporate Funding Q1 2016 – […]