New England Ratepayers Association

Advocacy for Ratepayers Across New England

NESCOE Proposal Unnecessary and Would Repeat Mistakes of the Past

Recently, the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), which represents the six New England states and its Governors on regional electricity issues, proposed an initiative that would socialize the cost of natural gas pipeline expansion as well as transmission lines associated with large-scale hydropower imports from Canada. The initiative has been rightfully met with […]

Municipal Fiber not the Right Path

On its May 2nd editorial page, the Concord Monitor opined that “Concord should embrace municipal fiber optic network”. The question residents need to ask themselves is: Why? Concord currently has several broadband providers that serve its residents. Why would taxpayers foot the bill to duplicate existing networks? The Monitor offers a quote from a former […]

Already High Electricity Costs are Rising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: (603) 369-4301 December 12, 2013 CONCORD, NH – Today, the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) weighed in on high wholesale electricity prices in the region, which have recently topped 30 cents per KWh. Marc Brown, President of NERA, made the best canadian pharmacy to buy viagra following statement regarding the recent spike in electricity rates: “New England […]

Wind power not competitive with conventional sources

It has been recently reported that Massachusetts’ utilities National Grid, Northeast Utilities and Unitil have negotiated power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 565MW of electricity capacity from existing and proposed wind-farms in New Hampshire and Maine that would provide electricity at wholesale rates of approximately eight cents per kilowatt-hour. These agreements were lauded by the Boston […]

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