You have paid premiums, now you have a claim because your property got damaged. How does that work? Give Notice Early – Contact the insurer… Read More »Ten Tips for Massachusetts Property Insurance Claims
On January 31, 2017 Massachusetts released plans for the redesign of the program to incentivize solar energy construction in the state. The DOER slideshow is… Read More »Solar Incentive Program in Massachusetts Updated 2017
Builders won’t build new natural gas pipes to New England unless they have “long term contracts”. Electric generators use gas intermittently – on the coldest… Read More »Law constricts DPU power to order fatter gas pipe pacts by electric distributors, Court rules
State energy regulators have to design their rules respecting the chance that Federal preemption will vaporize their viability. Some States want energy rules to push… Read More »State Energy Innovations Liable to get Zapped by FERC Preemption
Energy disputes have it all – States v Feds, markets v regulators, environment v economy – with liberals, conservatives and rabid partisans in each camp.… Read More »Demand Response Survives Supreme Challenge
Regulated utilities sit on the seams between public and private, Federal and State and often, on the seams between the branches of government. In a… Read More »Tariff exculpates utilities; blocks recovery of business losses. Courts defer to Legislature’s DPU.
Energy cases often start shoving matches between Federal and State’s rights groups. Each State’s Department of Public Utilities regulates those markets – except when the… Read More »Court Says Feds Can’t Set Price for Peak Shaving Negawatts
Boston now requires building owners to disclose annual energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions and the City will make that data public. The… Read More »Boston to Owners of the 1050 Biggest Buildings – Disclose Energy & H2O Use Annually
NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY IN NEW ENGLAND/ REGULATION AND MARKETS Sitting on the seam between free markets and regulation are public utilities. Markets and regulation… Read More »Fatter Gas Pipes Needed to Power New England?
Massachusetts SJC, when asked to affirm an order of the DPU, instead sent the matter back. The Court (NSTAR v DPU 462 Mass 381) couldn’t… Read More »SJC to DPU – Explain yourself – be more clear