New England Council energy report finds favorable trends, calls for stronger regional coordination

The reason, according to the Council’s 75-page analysis of New England’s energy picture, is that policies adopted since the late 1970s have resulted in development of new, cleaner energy sources, significant gains in energy efficiency, less dependence on foreign oil and the ongoing emergence of competitive markets.

DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2001 — Ashland Energy Services, an operating unit of Ashland Distribution Company, and Port of Houston Authority have reached an agreement whereby Ashland will assist the Port of Houston Authority with analyzing electric cost-reduction opportunities and procuring electricity from third-party suppliers. The agreement covers all of the Port Authority’s facilities in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area and is in preparation for the State of Texas’ Electric Choice Program that begins in 2002. Ashland Distribution Company is a division of Ashland Inc.

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