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Massachusetts Calls on LDCs to Reduce Natural Gas Use, Encourage Clean Energy 

Massachusetts Calls on LDCs to Reduce Natural Gas Use, Encourage Clean Energy 

Natural gas utilities in Massachusetts will be required to first evaluate clean energy projects before expanding their systems after state regulators issued limits on local distribution companies (LDC). Former state Attorney General Maura Healey in 2020 called on the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to investigate potential pathways to phase out natural gas use…

December 26, 2023
Massachusetts Utilities Sign Hydropower PPA in Effort to Hit Climate Targets

Massachusetts Utilities Sign Hydropower PPA in Effort to Hit Climate Targets

Thirteen Massachusetts-based municipal public power entities have agreed to purchase more than 110 GWh/year of electricity from two hydroelectric power plants in Connecticut owned by FirstLight Power Resources Inc. The offtaker under the power purchase agreement (PPA) is Energy New England (ENE), a wholesale risk management and energy trading organization serving municipal utilities in New…

October 10, 2022
National Grid Launches Plan to Replace Fossil Fuel Gas Network with RNG, Hydrogen

National Grid Launches Plan to Replace Fossil Fuel Gas Network with RNG, Hydrogen

National Grid plc is working to replace all fossil fuel in its New York and Massachusetts gas networks with renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen as a part of its path to net-zero emissions by 2050, the company announced. The London-based gas and electric utility announced the plans as a part of its overall blueprint…

April 25, 2022
Massachusetts Court Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Atlantic Bridge Natural Gas Facility

Massachusetts Court Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Atlantic Bridge Natural Gas Facility

A Massuchusetts appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging one of the approvals of the Weymouth natural gas compressor station along the Atlantic Bridge Project, which transports Appalachia supply into Canada. A three-judge panel agreed with the Supreme Judicial Court judge’s ruling that the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) could not seek…

December 27, 2021
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Slammed with Three Years Probation, $53M Fine for ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Slammed with Three Years Probation, $53M Fine for ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

A series of natural gas explosions in September 2018 that rocked three communities north of Boston, killing one man and injuring 22, has resulted in an expected criminal fine of $53 million and three years of probation for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA). The NiSource Inc. subsidiary already had agreed in February to plead guilty…

June 24, 2020
Massachusetts AG Calls for Potentially Phasing Out Natural Gas Use by Utilities

Massachusetts AG Calls for Potentially Phasing Out Natural Gas Use by Utilities

Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey on Thursday asked the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to open an investigation into phasing out natural gas amid the transition toward alternative fuels by 2050.

June 8, 2020

NGI 2020: Climate Advocates Placing Target on New Natural Gas Service on West, East Coasts

Editor’s Note: This is one of a 14-piece series NGI undertook as the energy industry readied for the new year, with Lower 48 natural gas and oil supply continuing to surge in an uncertain environment as liquefied natural gas exports ramp up, Mexico markets remain shrouded and stakeholders demand more value. Get your complimentary copy of NGI’s 2020 Special Report today.

December 19, 2019

Engie Becoming Retail Natural Gas Supplier in Three Massachusetts Markets

Engie, a subsidiary of international gas supplier Engie Resources, said Monday it will become the retail natural gas supplier for three markets in Massachusetts, Boston Gas, Colonial Gas and Essex Gas.

June 17, 2019

Massachusetts Rules Set Timetable for LDCs to Fix Major Natural Gas Leaks

New regulations in Massachusetts, which received input from several local distribution companies (LDC), would require the utilities to repair some of the most severe underground pipeline leaks within two or three years.

April 3, 2019

Massachusetts Cleared by Supreme Court to Probe ExxonMobil Records

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by ExxonMobil Corp. to block the release of internal documents, clearing the way for Massachusetts to investigate whether investors were misled about the role fossil fuels may play in climate change.

January 8, 2019
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