EIA Report: New England Records Largest January-June 2014 Electricity Price Increase

According to EIA, the first half of 2014 showed the highest year-over-year growth in residential electricity prices since 2009, with the largest price increases recorded in New England. On September 2, 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report highlighting that U.S. retail residential electricity prices from January-June 2014 showed the highest year-over-year growth...

Rhode Island Launches Solarize to Lower Solar Installation Costs

Rhode Island has launched the Solarize program, a municipal-based initiative aimed to facilitate low-cost rooftop solar installations. On September 2, 2014, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), Office of Energy Resources (OER), and non-profit partner SmartPower announced the launch of Solarize Rhode Island, a municipal-based program aimed to facilitate low-cost rooftop solar installations.  The...

State Coalition Defends EPA’s Commitment to Address Power Plant Emissions

An 11-state coalition led by NY Attorney General has filed a motion to dispute a lawsuit by a 12-state coalition challenging EPA’s commitments to address power plant emissions. On September 2, 2014, a coalition of 11 states – California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, the District of Columbia –...