energy costs http://wamc.org en Energy Demand, Prices Soar As Temperatures Plummet http://wamc.org/post/energy-demand-prices-soar-temperatures-plummet <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal energy officials say demand is up significantly for natural gas and electricity in New York City and New England because of near-record low temperatures.</p><p><a href="http://www.eia.gov/" target="_blank">The U.S. Energy Information Administration</a> said Tuesday that natural gas demand was forecast to increase by 8 percent on Tuesday in New England and by 2 percent in New York.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:07:27 +0000 Jim Levulis 81395 at http://wamc.org Energy Demand, Prices Soar As Temperatures Plummet Springfield,Utility Co. Set Energy Savings Goal http://wamc.org/post/springfieldutility-co-set-energy-savings-goal <p>The city of Springfield Massachusetts has entered into a three -year partnership with a utility company to dramatically reduce energy use.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; In a first of its kind agreement in western Massachusetts &nbsp;the city of Springfield will work in partnership with Western Massachusetts Electric Company toward a goal of reducing the city’s energy consumption by 12 percent over the next three years.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 67404 at http://wamc.org Springfield,Utility Co. Set Energy Savings Goal Springfield Will Save Millions In Energy Costs After Online Auction http://wamc.org/post/springfield-will-save-millions-energy-costs-after-online-auction <p>People shopping for a bargain typically turn to the internet and the same is true for at least one cash strapped city in western Massachusetts.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The city of Springfield is projected to save more than $2.6 million dollars on its electric bill in the next fiscal year after participating in an online auction to purchase electricity. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announced the new energy contract on Friday. He said it was an impressive accomplishment that comes as the city is facing potentially deep budget cuts.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59456 at http://wamc.org Springfield Will Save Millions In Energy Costs After Online Auction Mass. AG Coakley Calls for Energy Summit http://wamc.org/post/mass-ag-coakley-calls-energy-summit <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to convene a "summit" to find ways to bring down what she calls soaring energy costs in Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p>In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Coakley said energy costs discourage employers from moving to the state and make it harder for those already here to expand and add jobs.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56374 at http://wamc.org Mass. AG Coakley Calls for Energy Summit MA Senate to Resume Work on Energy Cost Bill http://wamc.org/post/ma-senate-resume-work-energy-cost-bill <p>The Massachusetts Senate is planning to renew work on a wide-ranging bill aimed at controlling energy costs in the state while also promoting the growth of renewable power sources.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>Senators&nbsp;considered about 30 amendments to the bill last week before putting off further debate until Thursday.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:06:42 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 35899 at http://wamc.org MA Senate to Resume Work on Energy Cost Bill