1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. The Reminder Online - Scuderi Group proves green technology works

      Explore The Reminder Online (Nov 3 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD -- The Scuderi Group of West Springfield has reached another benchmark in creating the world's most efficient automobile engine -- they've proven it works. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Scuderi Group

    2. Green tech company makes home here

      Explore The Reminder Online (Nov 3 2009)

      CHICOPEE -- In another few years, the city of Chicopee may be known as the location where renewable fuels took a huge step forward. Congressman Richard Neal, State Sen. Michael Knapik and Mayor Michael Bissonnette were among the officials at the groundbreaking for the pilot facility for Qteros, a company that uses a microbe to convert cellulose from plant material into ethanol. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. Gas costs rise, but bills ease

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2009)

      The rates for Bay State Gas are going up but, ironically, customers' bills will be going down - way down. The state Department of Public Utilities approved a 3 percent increase in rates on Friday, about half what the utility had requested to pay for higher costs to distribute gas. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bay State Gas

    4. Region Has Sufficient Electricity Through 2018: Report

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 25 2009)

      Region Has Sufficient Electricity Through 2018: ReportHartford BusinessAlso, ISO cited the states' annually increasing requirements for the use of renewable resources in electricity production, encouraging the development of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    5. EDC Welcomes New Directors

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 23 2009)

      The EDC named two new Directors this week, James Lavelle, General Manager of Holyoke Gas and Electric; and David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Paper Company. We are pleased that they have joined our Board and we look forward to collaborating with them on our mission to increase jobs an (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   David Southworth

    6. ISO New England Releases 10-Year Power System Plan

      Explore Reuters.com (Oct 16 2009)

      ISO New England Releases 10-Year Power System PlanReutersMajor transmission projects needed for reliability include the Greater Springfield (MA) Reliability Project; the Maine Power Reliability Program; ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. Biofuels firm plans facility in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 7 2009)

      Biofuels firm plans facility in ChicopeeThe Republican - MassLive.comCHICOPEE - Qteros, a leading biofuels company with roots at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, announced Tuesday it will build a ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Rusell Biomass project partner says proposed electric plant on Westfield River would provide significant monetary benefits to the town

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 3 2009)

      A town meeting vote in Russell will be scheduled when more progress is made toward obtaining permits. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Russell Biomass   Westfield   Western Mass Electric Co.

    9. Grant to fund energy savings - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The city plans to use a $1.5 million federal stimulus grant for energy-saving measures ranging from furnace upgrades to its plan to hire a full-time energy conservation manager. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    10. WMECo Begins Procurement for Solar Energy Facilities

      Explore earthtimes.org (Sep 22 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22 -- Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) today began a multi-phase procurement process for construction of its large-scale solar energy facilities - the first of its kind in New England. Up to six megawatts (MW ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    11. Electric plant plans opposed

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 21 2009)

      A group of residents opposed to the construction of a proposed $400 million, gas-fired electric generating plant condemned the recently approved tax pact between the city and plant developers and presented the City Council on Thursday with a 400-signature petition denouncing the plan (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield

    12. State aid helps green projects

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 16 2009)

      With a $10 million Green Communities grant pool as an incentive, 19 cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley have committed to cutting energy consumption, buying fuel-efficient vehicles, requiring energy-efficient construction and making zoning and permitting easier for renewable energy companies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Northampton

    13. Ethanol race a gold rush

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2009)

      Some call it a modern-day gold rush, but that's really not a fair comparison. The quest to make commercially viable ethanol from plant matter, if it succeeds, will create wealth far beyond that dug from the ground in the Yukon or California hills in the 1800s. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Qteros

    14. Westfield approves electric plant pact

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2009)

      A proposed $400 million, gas-fired electric generating plant here will contribute $42.3 million in tax revenue to the city over the next 17 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    15. BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall River

      Explore Home - Fall River, MA - The Herald News (Sep 4 2009)

      BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall RiverFall River Herald NewsThe $197000 grant, one of six awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will add to BCC's growing environmental programs and efforts, which include ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    16. Biofuels start-up company considers Springfield for $20 million pilot plant

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2009)

      Biofuels start-up company considers Springfield for $20 million pilot plant The revolutionary technology, developed by a University of Massachusetts researcher, allows fuels now made from crude to be made from biomass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    17. UMass Amherst's George Huber receives national recognition again for green energy biofuels research

      Explore Massachusetts Blogs (Aug 25 2009)

      Chemical engineer George Huber, whose quick, single-step process for turning sawdust, plant stalks and other cellulosic waste into green gasoline, has again received high-profile, national recognition for biofuels research, this time in the National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    18. Sale of 57 acres of land to Westover Development Corp. could bring 1 ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 25 2009)

      Sale of 57 acres of land to Westover Development Corp. could bring 1 ... Photos by Mark M. Murray / The Republican Chicopee MMayor Michael D. Bissonette, center, speaks during a press conference Tuesday at which it was announced that the city has sold 57 acres of land to the the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    19. Bissonnette and Gov. Patrick work to prevent more manufacturing layoffs

      Explore The Reminder Online (Aug 20 2009)

      To try to lower the expenses Callaway Golf has with its Chicopee manufacturing facility, Mayor Michael Bissonnette has been working to switch Callaway from buying its electricity from Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) to Chicopee Electric Light Department (CELD). (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Callaway Golf   Michael D. Bissonnette

    20. Future turns on windmills

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2009)

      At 386 feet from the ground to the tip of the blades, the wind turbine on the Williams Stone Co. property might look odd now to drivers headed along the Massachusetts Turnpike (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Renewable Energy Trust

    21. Landfills eyed as solar sites

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 18 2009)

      Mayor Michael A. Tautznik wants free-standing solar power facilities to be able to locate on the city's former landfills. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael A. Tautznik   Easthampton

    22. Massachusetts looks to forests for renewable energy source

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2009)

      Massachusetts looks to forests for renewable energy source A coalition of neighborhood groups and other environmental advocates are pushing back against wood-burning plants in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Matthew Wolfe

    23. The EDC Congratulates WMECO

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 13 2009)

      The EDC congratulates WMECO for being the first public utility in the State to have solar plans approved. WMECO has taken this lead in Massachusetts and in doing so, has created an opportunity for the region to attract additional investment from solar energy companies. The EDC promotes the West (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    24. Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2009)

      Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...The Republican - MassLive.comby The Republican Newsroom By PATRICK JOHNSON SPRINGFIELD - Western Massachusetts Electric Company announced Wednesday that the state Department of Public ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

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