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February 23, 2015
Relying on low, long-term oil prices isn’t prudent policy
In a recent blog, Christophe Courchesne of the Conservation Law Foundation describes the recent drop in wholesale power prices as reason why the region does not need expansion of natural gas pipelines. The final sentence of his article thoughtfully begins, "In a market that can turn on a dime." And that is really what is at issue—our market can turn on a dime, and these seemingly low prices may not be long lived. While the volatility of wholesale prices this winter has been significantly less than last year, it is not primarily due to the
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When the electric and natural gas industries were opened to competition, PowerOptions® was formed to help nonprofits consolidate their energy buying influence. As a result, PowerOptions became the first energy consortium of its kind and quickly grew into the largest and most influential energy solutions partner in New England. With over 500 members spending approximately $200 million annually on their energy commodity, PowerOptions has the leverage to negotiate beneficial pricing, as well as contract terms and conditions simply not available anywhere ...