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    1. Amherst Town Meeting to consider long-term lease for solar project at closed landfill

      Amherst Town Meeting to consider long-term lease for solar project at closed landfill
      The town is working with Boston-based BlueWave Capital LLC to build the solar generating system. The project could produce 4.75 megawatts of electricity, enough to provide energy to all town buildings and schools, street lights and more. Depending on the cost of energy over time, the project could save the town about $25 million during the next 25 to 30 years.
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    2. Clean energy is good business for Massachusetts

      Clean energy is good business for Massachusetts
      Clean-energy investors and entrepreneurs will find these figures encouraging. For manufacturers and other Massachusetts businesses sensitive to power costs, this news may be less heartening. Massachusetts sits at the end of the energy pipeline, which means electricity costs in the Bay State are consistently some of the highest in the nation.
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    3. Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield

      Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield
      The project, to be called S.S. Goodwin Street, and formally 225 Goodwin St., will generate enough electricity to power 350 to 400 homes, according to Carl J. Frattini, the electric company’s director of business development. He addressed about 20 residents who had gathered at the American Legion Hall on Oak Street.
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    4. Holyoke Gas & Electric announces partnership with Baltimore-based ...

      Holyoke Gas & Electric announces partnership with Baltimore-based ...
      The $18 million to $20 million project will put 18,400 U.S.-built solar panels on two sites. Three megawatts of generating capacity will be near Holyoke Gas & Electric’s gas vaporization plant on Muller Road in West Holyoke, said James M. Lavelle, general manager of the municipal utility. Another 1.5 megawatts of generating capacity will be built on a vacant lot on Berkshire Street in the Springdale section of Holyoke.
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    5. Governor's trade mission: It's about long-term results

      Unfortunately, even before the delegation returned, the media began to question the value of missions in general, and this trip in particular. It appears that the sole criteria used by many to judge the success of this trip are the number of jobs produced at the end of two weeks. This is incredibly short-sighted and does not acknowledge the fact that economic development strategies must be designed for the long term.
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    6. EPA proposes new regulations on emissions from coal-burning power plants.

      EPA proposes new regulations on emissions from coal-burning power plants.
      The only utility-sized coal-fired power plant in Western Massachusetts is Mount Tom Station in Holyoke, Charles B. Burnham, a spokesman for Mount Tom Station, which is owned by GDF Suez Energy North America, said the plant is not among those that will be affected by the new rules. “Because of the emissions control systems currently in use at Mount Tom, the plant is already operating below the limits proposed in the EPA regulations,” he said.
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    7. Three Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region projects receive the first photovoltaic ...

      The Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) manages a program to develop multi-megawatt PV facilities on restricted-use properties. Working closely with its contractors and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, WMECo successfully commissioned this 1.8 MW PV facility in November 2010.
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    8. Clean energy grants worth $160K awarded by MassCEC, MTTC - Mass High Tech Business News

      • Bart Lipkens, Western New England College’s Mechanical Engineering Department, “Ultrasound and Acoustophoresis Technology for the Collection and Processing of Oleaginous Microorganisms for the Production of Bio-oils.” From MassCEC: The funding will help researchers develop a laboratory-sized prototype that uses ultrasound and acoustophoresis technology to produce biofuels from micro-algae. The system involves the harvesting of micro-algae, the production of biofuel from the algae, and the concentration and separation of the biofuel.
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    9. Proposed Springfield biomass plant gets Massachusetts approval for draft 'conditional' plan

      Proposed Springfield biomass plant gets Massachusetts approval for draft 'conditional' plan
      The draft approval from the state agency and its air quality division includes “comprehensive operating conditions for the plant, reporting obligations and mitigation measures including state-of-the-art pollution control technology and requirements for development of fuel specifications,” said Catherine V. Skiba, a department spokeswoman.
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    10. NStar considers buying power from New England wind farms - Mass High Tech Business News

      The state Green Communities Act mandates utilities get an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable sources, rising 1 percent a year to reach 25 percent by 2020. But NStar and Northeast Utilities have put the most effort into an energy project that won’t qualify for the quota — bringing Canadian hydropower to New England via a new transmission line. Northeast Utilities CEO Charles Shivery said previously that he wants Massachusetts to amend its law so hydropower would qualify as renewable energy.
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