Federal Energy Policies

Energy Policies Impact Electricity Rates

January 20th marks the beginning of a new administration in Washington, D.C.  Each administration has its own unique agenda. While it will take some time for campaign rhetoric to transform into actionable policies and programs, we can take an educated guess at what is likely in store for energy.  Energy is core almost every aspect […]

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Renewable Energy

Understanding Carbon Neutral Energy

When shopping for low electricity rates, you will inevitably encounter offers flagged as being green or renewable. In a previous post, we discussed how electricity providers create green energy offers.  You might also encounter offers for “carbon neutral” electricity and natural gas.  It is important to understand what you are buying when selecting a carbon neutral […]

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Solar Energy Tax

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended

The solar electric generation industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Residential rooftop solar installations, once considered rare and quirky, have gained widespread acceptance in many states.  Significant reductions in the cost of materials combined with tax incentives from federal, state and local governments are the primary drivers of this transformation. Solar Energy Incentives […]

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Rhode Island electricity rates

Rhode Island Renewable Energy

Solar, wind, biomass, and other renewable energy development in the United States are progressing at a remarkable rate.  Costs for eco-friendly solutions such as photovoltaic solar panels are making renewable energy more economical for residential customers.  Utility-scale sustainable energy generation, nonetheless, owes a substantial part of its success to the implementation of the Renewable Portfolio […]

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Maine electricity rates

Maine Electricity and Renewable Energy

Renewable energy development in the US is progressing at a remarkable rate.  Costs for eco-friendly solutions such as solar energy are making renewable energy more economical for residential energy users.  Large-scale sustainable energy generation, however, owes a large part of its rapid growth to the implementation of the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Encouraging Green Electricity At […]

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New Hampshire electricity rates

New Hampshire Renewable Energy Rules

Wind, solar, and other renewable energy generation in the United States is accelerating at an extraordinary rate.  Costs for eco-friendly solutions such as solar energy are making renewable power more economical for non-commercial consumers.  Utility-scale sustainable energy generation, from any perspective, owes a substantial part of its success to the advent of the Renewable Portfolio […]

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Massachusetts electricity rates

Massachusetts Renewable Energy Requirements

Wind, solar, and other renewable energy development in the United States is moving forward at a remarkable rate.  Costs for technologies such as photovoltaic solar panels are making alternative power more economical for residential consumers.  Utility-scale non-fossil fuel generation, however, owes a significant part of its growth to the creation of the Renewable Portfolio Standard. […]

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Connecticut electricity

Connecticut Renewable Energy Standards

Renewable energy development in the U.S. is progressing at an impressive rate.  Costs for technologies like photovoltaic solar panels are making green energy more affordable for residential customers.  Utility-scale renewable energy generation, however, owes a large part of its growth to the implementation of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Electricity Rate Impact As of 2015, 29 […]

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Renewable Energy Certification and Tracking

You are shopping for great electricity rates but you also want to help the environment.  The good news is that there is a wide selection of renewable electricity plans available from which to choose.  As previously discussed in this blog, most electricity plans use renewable energy certificates (RECs) as the basis for their renewable energy […]

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