Thursday, May 2, 2013
Medford offering a way for residents to get similar oil-to-gas conversion opportunities.
Medford has received over $250,000 in both rounds of Green Communities Grant funding, and money for this year is being put to use at the Chevalier Theatre. Alicia Hunt, the city director of energy and environment and environmental agent, said the city is doing an oil-to-gas conversion and an upgrade of the heating system there. "The city chose this project because natural gas burns more cleanly than oil," Hunt said at a city press conference last week. "It produces fewer greenhouse gases, the price is lower and more stable." Hunt said removal of the underground oil storage tank at the theatre was successful and there were no problems with leakage or brownfields due to the age of the tank. "One of the reasons for removing it now is to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Members of the Brotherhood of Utility Workers and Local 369 have voted to authorize a strike against National Grid.
National Grid utility workers unions voted Friday to authorize a strike due to several issues involving personnel payroll and storm response, according to BostonHerald.com Comprised of six local unions, the Brotherhood of Utility Workers and Local 369 have taken the vote as union representatives are in the middle of negotiations to replace the contract that expires May 11. “The mistakes and mismanagement at this company are out of control," said Dan Hurley president of the Brotherhood of Utility Workers Council and Local 369. “The continuous failures of National Grid are a direct slap in the face to ratepayers and taxpayers throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This is clearly a company in crisis.” The utility workers unions members…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The utility recent announced its support for the group in the hopes of helping develop green technology.
National Grid has announced that it will become a platinum sponsor of the 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast Business Competition and Accelerator Program, an initiative designed to help the development of innovative clean energy solutions. The program is run by the Northeast division of the Cleantech Open, a not-for-profit group that has helped 727 green energy startups raise over $800 million in capital since its founding in 2005. "The Cleantech Open has a very successful track record in helping companies develop their innovations through to investment and we’re thrilled to have a partner on board as dedicated to clean technology as National Grid is,” said Alexandra Adler, Northeast Regional Director for Cleantech Open. “This partnership …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Customers with questions can call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.
National Grid is warning its customers of a new, nationwide utility bill scam that has hit many of its customers. According to a release provided by National Grid, the alleged scammers demand payment through a pre-paid credit car or threaten to immediately cut off service, or occasionally say that the customer has a faulty electrical meter that needs to be replaced. While the statement provided by the company says that National Grid representives will occasionally call customers with past due balances to offer payment options, they will never demand immediate payment, and that customers are not responsible electrical meter costs. Customers with questions can call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223. More information on other ongoing consumer …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A few simple changes could save you hundreds on your heating and energy bills annually. Here are some easy tips.
Winter is here and along with it, the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then follow National Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in your home in 2013. Tune up for efficiency Turn down for savings Insulate Seal air leaks
Friday, August 10, 2012
Do NStar and National Grid deserve to pay millions for their response to "Snotober?" Martha Coakley Thinks so.
Do NStar and National Grid deserve to pay millions for their response to "Snotober?" Attorney General Martha Coakley Thinks so. Coakley's Office is seeking a $9.7 million fine for NStar and $16 million for National Gride after an investigation revealed they "failed to adequately prepare, respond, and communicate during Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm." According to the AGO investigation, NStar fell short of its state-required Emergency Response Plan obligations. In particular, NStar failed: "NStar’s preparation for these storms was woefully inadequate and much of the power loss suffered by hundreds of thousands of customers could have been avoided," Coakley said in the press release. "The company’s slow response to …