Chris Dettlinger

Electricity

Heating and Cooling with Heat Pumps – a Sustainable Solution

Nine states including California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island have collectively committed to aiming for electric heat pumps to make up 90% of residential heating, air conditioning, and water heating sales by 2040. What is a heat pump? Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional furnaces and

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Electricity

Block Island’s Electric is now 100% Renewable Energy Generated

Block Island has achieved a complete transition to 100% renewable energy, marking the end of its reliance on fossil fuels. This is the result of years of effort by the island’s year-round residents, the Solar Initiative, and the Block Island Utility District, both not-for-profit organizations. In December, the State of RI Division of Public Utilities

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Electricity

Winter Events – El Niño

This winter we are currently in an El Nino pattern which typically brings warmer-than-average temperatures and more precipitation for the Northeast.  

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Electricity

Solar Energy 101

The sun emits enough sunlight in an hour and a half to meet the world’s energy needs for an entire year.

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Natural Gas Price Components

There are two primary components of natural gas pricing – commodity price and basis. The commodity price is based on the NYMEX Henry Hub futures price and Basis includes transportation and storage costs. 

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Electricity Price Components

What is Natural Gas?

The image above may be the first thing that comes to mind when your hear natural gas but the process of finding, extracting and producing natural gas is much more complex than just turning on your stove. Natural gas is primarily made up of methane, a compound with one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms.

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