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Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Former coal plant make wind turbine foundations

We’re going to see a bunch of announcements on various manufacturing sites connected with offshore wind turbine manufacturing along the costs. A local electrician that I share a beer with at the pub has been talking to me about becoming an offshore turbine technician. That’s about as cool as it gets it my book. Get…

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Is the outlook for Solar cloudy in Massachusetts?

By almost every imaginable measure, Massachusetts’ solar movement has been a resounding success, yet its future is in doubt Pushed forward by a number of tailwinds, including the Federal Investment Tax Credit, the State-imposed Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (which created the SREC and SREC-II Programs), and some of the highest retail prices for electricity in…

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Are Solar Subsidies Unfair?

The latest pushback against solar power has centered on the benefits that accrue to owners of solar panels, with the intent of making them appear to be “free riders”, unfairly extracting gains to themselves at the expense of their neighbors. Utilities have taken particular issue with Net Metering, and doing everything they can to quash…

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