This week in regional energy news …
- Massachusetts’ governor’s office announced on Thursday the 2012 Solarize Mass Program. Solarize Mass will help residents and business owners in 17 selected communities (including Boston) install small-scale solar photovoltaic technology and will provide savings that increase as more people “go solar.”
- Ocean Renewable Power Co.’s tidal energy project is under construction and will be generating power by mid-summer. The Portland company’s design will be the first grid-connected tidal energy project in the U.S.
- With a growing surplus of natural gas, prices across the country continue to drop.
- Downeast LNG, which has proposed an LNG terminal on the U.S. side of Passamaquoddy Bay, forges ahead with that plan despite FERC’s dismissal of a similar project proposed by Calais LNG.