The Energy Consumer's Bulletin- a New England energy news blog

Put on a Sweater and Unplug the Second Fridge – Energy this Winter is Going to Be Expensive

Your chance to influence RI's EV charging plan

Say Yes at the DPU part Two: A Modern Grid and Smart Meters for Massachusetts

Massachusetts needs more EV charging. Electric utilities have a plan.

Where to learn about electric cars? Radio, online, in-person & more

Here’s What We Know About the Chevy Bolt Recall

Step into the Future with the New 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Should Massachusetts phase out rebates for new oil- and gas-fired systems for heat and hot water?

Guest Blog: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

Be A Fan Of Fans

Tell your MA state Legislator to get engaged on clean transportation!

National Grid wants to Sell Its Rhode Island Business. Is that in the public interest?

RI Action Alert: Key clean energy legislation coming to a vote in Rhode Island! 

Our enemies are gasoline and the internal combustion engine

Now might be a good time to trade in your ICE bucket for a new electric car

Electric vehicles get cleaner every year. Here's how.

Introducing the 2022 chevrolet bolt eUV

An Opportunity for RI: Four Bills to Act on Climate

Why state policy should favor municipal aggregation

New Electric Truck Incentives in Massachusetts

Governor McKee, Rhode Island needs you to sign the Act On Climate

The Rise of the *Electric* SUV

Massachusetts Charging Incentives Just Got Better

Phasing out gas-powered cars, here and around the world

The Texas power problem – our perspective

Mass. residents, we need you to act on the Clean Energy & Climate Plan

Get Excited for these upcoming Energy webinars

How good is the Mass. Clean Energy and Climate Plan for cleaning up the grid?

What Mass. gets right (and wrong) about transportation in the Clean Energy & Climate Plan

Governor Baker - your climate bill veto was based on bad accounting

New Massachusetts climate Policy and what advocates must do now

Going Beyond 100% Green Power

TCI: a regional agreement to spur climate action

Can Massachusetts Make EV Charging even More Affordable?

Electrifying cars, buses, and trucks will save lives. Why wait?

Offshore Wind puts Rhode Island back on track — but it has to be done right

What should we do about gas heat? A problem from Newport to Northampton

Consumer Reports: Electric cars are cheaper... really!

Policy is rigged to favor gas guzzlers over climate, health, & consumers

We Need the Transportation & Climate Initiative and It Must Be Equitable.  Advocates and Governors, Let's Get it Done Right

Getting to 100% Renewable Energy in Rhode Island

Ending Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035 is Doable

Larry went on the Energy Nerd Show to Talk about Smart Charging EVs

Why I Leased a Chevrolet Bolt instead of Keeping my Malibu

Rhode Island Needs a Better Energy Efficiency Plan

We Saw A Peak: Will We See More?

Looking for an electric SUV? Here’s what’s coming.

Appliance Standards & Shave the Peak: Action Week for Efficiency

The Violence of Pollution: The Injustice of Rolling Back Clean Air Protections

The surprising overlap between heat pumps and electric cars

Massachusetts Expands MOR-EV Program

Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts is Being Slowed Down by State Government: Consumers & The Environment Are Paying The Price

The EVs of the Seas - Cargo Ships, Sailboats, Yachts, and ferries

Shave the Peak in the Era of COVID: Summer is Coming

5 things I learned from buying a used electric car

Spend less on car maintenance with an EV

Climate Change & Racism: Two Inconvenient Truths

Ask an EV Owner Webinars

Q&A with Rhode Island energy leaders: Highlights from our May 18th Spring Meeting

Where's the peak in the era of COVID?

The Road to Net-Zero is Paved by Electric Buses

Hey Congress – please fix the federal tax credit for electric cars

Smart EV Charging Habits

Five Climate Change Lessons from COVID-19

Massachusetts Formalizes Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050...What's the Plan for 2030?

Electric Pick-ups Beyond the Tesla Cybertruck

A Golden Anniversary for Earth Day

Across the US and Back in a Fully Electric Vehicle

Medium-Duty Electric Vans and Shuttle Buses

How To Avoid Getting Greenwashed

Webinar Recap: Buying a Pre-Owned Electric Car

In Times of COVID-19, Clean Air Matters

Our Energy World in the COVID-19 Era

Making the Most of EV Batteries with Vehicle-To-Grid

New Renewable Energy Projects Spotlight

COVID-19: A message from Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Electric Car Tax Credits, Explained

A Model to Eliminate Emissions from Cars by 2035

Renewable Energy Is Affordable – Look At These Off-Shore Wind Prices

Green Municipal Aggregation is a Huge Success in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Should Put a Stop to Deceptive Green Power Marketing

The Buzz Around Bolts

2020 Could be a Good Year for Climate Policy in Massachusetts

Turning Governor Raimondo's executive order on 100% renewable energy into action in 2020

EV Envy: Drive Green Members Share why they Love Their EVs

What to Expect in the World of Electric Cars in 2020

Massachusetts Reinstates Consumer Funding for Electric Vehicles

Webinar: Everything you need to know about EV charging

Electric Vehicles 101 Quarterly Webinar Recap

7 Days of Gratitude - one non-profit reflects

Funding for Electric Vehicles stalled at the Massachusetts State House. Call Your Legislators!

Something for Everyone Who Understands the Climate Crisis

Winter is coming. But electric buses can handle it.

On Transportation, the Numbers Don’t Lie and the Gridlock is not Imaginary

Autonomous vehicles need to be electric.

Communities are demanding more renewable energy—and they're getting it.

Deep Dive into Electric Vehicle Batteries: Webinar Recap

Electric Buses Help Us Win on Climate Change, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice

Electric Vehicles 101 Webinar Recap

Planes, Trains, Cars, and Boats

Talking about climate change helps fight climate change

Fast Charging - the Final Piece of the Charging Puzzle

Hot Days Bring More Energy Demand, More Air Pollution, and More Harm to our Health

Good things happen when you smart charge your electric car.

Massachusetts' Electric Car Rebate is Winding Down

EV Charging 101

Summer Is Coming: Time to Shave the Peak

Carbon impacts of flying got you down?

Better Battery Technology - the Tipping Point for EV Adoption?

The New England Wind Fund: a fossil fuel killer

Cutting carbon out of your daily commute

Why I Switched to an Electric Vehicle

More Affordable Heat Pumps

"Charging Ahead" Webinar Overview

Paying for climate change adaptation doesn’t require short-changing investments in energy efficiency

Want a Chevy Bolt or Volt? Get it before April 1st.

New report explains the challenges, opportunities and impacts of Green Municipal Aggregation

Most recent climate action report adds another measure of accountability to the mix

What’s New with Drive Green Webinar Overview

Turning Diesel Fuel into Green Transportation: States use VW funds to add more charging stations and electric buses

Recent Gas System Failures remind us that Gas Isn't Cheap

Why We Traveled 724 Miles for an Electric Car

A Tax Break for You and Your Mother (Earth)

Why efficiency matters for electric cars

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Issue Reports & Commitments on Energy & Transportation. Now what?

Tesla's competitors

How much is climate action dependent upon really big projects?

Green Energy Consumers' Statement on MOR-EV Program Extension

How RECs Work to Clean New England’s Grid

The Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) & Rhode Island Renewable Energy Standard (RES) in Plain English

Electrifying Cars, Buses, and Trains

There are Three Ways to Buy Green Electricity – Two Are Good and One is Bad

What’s up with federal and state incentives for electric cars?

A few words about Tesla

The evolution of energy efficiency in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Puerto Rico Will Rise, Thanks to Renewables, Microgrids and Energy Storage

Why We Changed Our Name

Climate Change: its impact on the Fa’a Samoa (the Samoan Way) and my aiga

Are you getting greenwashed by your electricity supplier?

Massachusetts energy bill passes House and Senate, heading to Governor Baker's desk for signature

Landfills become solar power zones in northern Rhode Island

Raise the Renewable Portfolio Standard

Nonprofit review: EnergySage for solar

Is it a good time to install solar in Rhode Island?

The countdown is on! But several key energy issues still need to move through the Legislature before July 31.

Boston’s Renewable Energy Play

Introducing "Shave the Peak": A New Way to Green the Grid

Electric cars for urban apartment dwellers?

More and more renewable energy comes with batteries included

Transforming the Power Sector in Rhode Island: Top Rate Settlement

Electric car charging just got easier

Big Step Forward for Offshore Wind

Where are the new renewables coming from?

Member spotlight: Joel Gates

Timely New Report Shows Substantial Disparities in Energy Savings Among Massachusetts Communities

National Grid’s Rate Increase in Rhode Island: Will it Transform the Power Sector?

Local environmental advocacy is how we resist climate denial this Earth Day

The best electric car for you: we've got it.

The Unbearable Lightness of Energy Efficiency

AG Healey’s Right About Electricity Suppliers

Electric cars are getting easier to charge

What's new with the Drive Green program

New Report on Green Municipal Aggregation (GMA) in Massachusetts

Even the experts come to the Drive Green program to buy or lease electric cars

Working Toward a Clean, Reliable Electric Grid

Are we finally prioritizing climate? Senate Committee Releases Comprehensive Energy Bill

Appliance Standards: The mightiest energy saver you’ve never heard of

It’s cold outside. What about EVs?

Communities Hitting Home Runs with Green Power

Federal Tax Credit in Jeopardy

Time & speed are of the essence: the cost of clean energy is not a speed bump

Your solar questions answered: Mass Solar Connect webinar

Great feedback about Mass Solar Connect

Why Massachusetts needs both a Clean Energy Standard (CES) and an increase in the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Miles Behind Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals: Electric Vehicle Policy Troubles

Communities choosing renewable energy is now a big thing

Electric cars – going mainstream faster than you think

What does your electric bill tell you about where the money goes?

Green Power Member Spotlight: Michele Putko

Drive Green with Mass Energy and People’s Power & Light is here to stay!

Mobility Options for Everyone in the 21st Century

"Coal’s out” shouldn’t mean more gas is in.

This online solar comparison platform is what you’ve been looking for: Mass Solar Connect is back

It’ll take more than a hybrid: Transportation is moving towards electrification, just in time

New study confirms benefits to strengthening the Massachusetts’ Renewable Portfolio Standard

PP&L 15th Annual Meeting Celebration and Reflection

We Need a Plan for Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Three Steps to a Better Heating System

It’s Time to Get Charged Up: Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles and Modernizing the Grid

Trump Inspires the People’s Climate March

Mass DEP Finalizing Regulations – step in right direction, but still falling short

Energy More Affordable Now than Ever, Greener Too

Electric Vehicles as a Public Health Tool

"Smart Cities" discussion in Boston

Labs of Democracy: the State's Role in Energy Policy

Trump, Tillerson, and Putin

Getting the Sulfur Out of Heating Oil – A Win-Win for Consumers and the Environment

Emissions from Electric Cars Will Decrease Every Year – Isn’t that Cool? Here’s how.

Mid-Winter Heating Oil Price Update

New websites in MA & RI help you decode competitive electricity supply offers