The Bay State is eager to claim the cutting-edge of sustainable solutions. CommonWealth Beacon breaks down moves in renewable energy, conservation, and innovation, from offshore wind to cranberry bog solar arrays, gas taxes to retrofit incentives.
A new regional coastal resiliency initiative launched on Wednesday, called “ResilientCoasts,” will coordinate with the state’s 78 coastal communities to develop “tailored” resiliency strategies.
The city of Boston unveiled new, higher rates on Monday for the electricity being offered through its municipal aggregation plan, but the pricing was still below what most other suppliers are charging.
As Massachusetts’ famous cranberry industry consolidates and some of the cranberry bogs fade out of use, famers, governments, and conservationists are increasingly eager to start “re-wilding” them to natural rivers and wetlands.
With basic service, utilities purchase electricity contracts on behalf of their customers twice a year, serving as middlemen who earn no profit on the transaction. As the market for electricity has become more volatile recently, the twice-a-year approach has sometimes led to enormous spikes in basic service prices. Competitive suppliers and municipal aggregators, with far…