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A Novel Approach to Solar
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A Novel Approach to Solar

I am thrilled to announce the launch of PowerOptions’ solar power program in partnership with SunEdison. Yesterday, we held an event at Woburn City Hall, hosted by Mayor Scott Galvin, which included comments from Massachusetts Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia and Representatives Jay Kaufman and James Dwyer, both of whom represent portions of Woburn. The […]

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Natural Gas Boom – Too Much of a Good Thing?
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Natural Gas Boom – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Welcome to the latest and, we think, one of the most exciting new features of our improved website – the inaugural PowerOptions blog, which we’re calling Wired In. PowerOptions was founded 15 years ago on the promise of becoming the leading energy buying consortium in Massachusetts, helping nonprofit institutions and government entities navigate the complex […]

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Time to Assess Energy Efficiency Plans
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Time to Assess Energy Efficiency Plans

Massachusetts has a long, successful history of energy efficiency programs and there are many reasons to ensure that continues. But the state cannot make the kind of financial investments that it has made (currently more than $1 billion over three years) and not closely examine the costs and impacts on customers. The costs are significant […]

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Time to Reassess the Green Communities Act
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Time to Reassess the Green Communities Act

Much has been made on both sides of the green energy debate about Attorney General Martha Coakley’s testimony at a recent legislative hearing on the Green Communities Act. Her testimony was the most objective and comprehensive examination of the energy policies and activities in the state among all of the speakers of the day. She […]

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GCA Wreaks Havoc on Utility Rate Structure
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GCA Wreaks Havoc on Utility Rate Structure

Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy held a hearing yesterday on the effectiveness of the Green Communities Act (GCA). I was among those who testified, including Attorney General Coakley, officials from DOER, the Patrick Administration, utilities, business groups and others. From my perspective, there are many things that have worked well in the […]

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Funding Technological Advancements
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Funding Technological Advancements

Technological advancements are changing almost every facet of our lives and have for some time. The energy marketplace is no different, and there are tremendous opportunities for utilizing technology to increase efficiencies, improve delivery and reduce costs. But there are several roadblocks in the way of proper adaptation of technology and, to me, several easy […]

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