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Solar industry hit hard by pandemic-related uncertainty
Solar industry hit hard by pandemic-related uncertainty As in most industries, the last few months have been life changing for the solar industry. Last year, solar installations… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sundown/

Net Metering Under Threat

Regulator intervention could forever change rooftop solar market
Regulator intervention could forever change rooftop solar market For decades, net metering has been the cornerstone of the growing rooftop solar market. There are 41 states with… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/net-metering-under-threat/

Farm to Grid

Dairy farmers are using manure and food waste to make electricity
Local dairy farmers in Massachusetts are now producing their own renewable energy. The farms are using anaerobic digesters with a combined heat and power (CHP) energy system to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/farm-grid/

New England Clean Energy Connect Project Faces Questions

CMP line would bring hydropower from Quebec, but at what cost?
Nine hundred fifty million dollars: that’s the official price tag on Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) proposed transmission line, which would carry up to 1,200 megawatts of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-faces-questions/

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…
On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts was powered down for the last time On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-only-nuclear-power-plant-retired/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/holyokes-path-away-coal/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/iso-new-england-publishes-operational-fuel-security-analysis/

Massachusetts Envisions Huge Growth in Energy Storage

Mount Tom site to serve as a model for future projects
Mount Tom site to serve as a model for future projects By Ed Burke, Dennis K. Burke Inc. Can Massachusetts meet its goal of 200 megawatt-hours of energy storage by 2020?… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-envisions-huge-growth-energy-storage/

Loose Screw Economics

Heat pump conversions would unbearably burden both homes and the grid
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/loose-screw-economics/

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