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ISO-NE Capacity Prices Fall to Record Low

Grid operator sees a win for ratepayers … but what’s the deal?
New England’s competitive wholesale electricity markets are producing record low prices. In February, the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE) held its 14th annual…

Coal Companies Seek Bankruptcy Protection

The mines have closed and now the well of worker benefits is drying up
In October, Murray Energy Corp., the private coal giant filed for Chapter 11 protection. What makes this notable is that it’s the fifth coal company in a string of bankruptcies…

Loose Screw Economics

Heat pump conversions would unbearably burden both homes and the grid
At the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (HEAT Show) in Providence, Rhode Island, Northeast heating oil industry leaders laid out the case for renewable liquid heating…

ISO New England Publishes Operational Fuel-Security Analysis

Goal is to understand future effects of trends already affecting power system ISO New England, the independent operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity marketplace, has released its Operational Fuel-Security Analysis. The stud…

Holyoke’s Path Away From Coal

Is Holyoke a model for communities shifting to renewables? The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts is enjoying a little shine in the national spotlight these days. The city is getting high marks for its transition from home of the state’s last coal-fired plant…

Massachusetts’ Only Nuclear Power Plant Is Retired

On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts was powered down for the last time, beginning the long process of decommissioning the 47-year-old plant. Since 1972, the plant has looked out over Cape Cod Bay, producing 680 megaw…

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