Massachusetts Awards $18.4M for Microgrids and Other Energy Resiliency Projects

Massachusetts today awarded $18.4 million for microgrids and other energy resiliency projects to keep the lights on when the grid is down. The funds went to cities and towns, and  include several microgrids, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, battery storage and $500,000 for solar PV plus storage. “These grants will assist municipalities … [Read more...]

East coast states again dominate awards for efficiency

By Elisa Wood September 15, 2010 Again East Coast states have won disproportionate recognition in a national analysis of energy efficiency programs, this time from the well-respected American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. ACEEE named five of the best state-led efficiency programs in a report issued Wednesday. Three of the five awards … [Read more...]

Carbon cap and boom?

By Elisa Wood August 6, 2009 If we try to reduce greenhouse gases, the economy will take a hit, according to conventional wisdom. The Energy Information Administration bolstered the notion this week by reporting that energy prices would rise for the average US family by $142 in 2020 and $583 in 2030 under the House cap and trade bill passed in … [Read more...]