Monthly Archives: October 2011


The Bright Future of Solar Energy in New England

By Eleanor Saunders Experts expect global market dynamics for solar energy to change dramatically in the next year, with two important results. The price of solar photovoltaic cells (PVs) could fall by as much as 25 percent, and solar developers … Continue reading


The Implications of FERC’s New Transmission Planning Rule for New England versus Other Regions

By Eleanor Saunders The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finalized an important rule on U.S. electricity transmission planning and cost allocation in July 2011, and now is responding to questions and concerns about the regulation’s implications for states, utilities, consumers … Continue reading