1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. Biomass plants' fate up for vote n A ballot initiative threatens two energy ...

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jun 6 2010)

      Peter J. Clarke, president and CEO of Western Massachusetts Electric Co., is against the ballot initiative. He said that public utility companies are seeking a combination of renewable energy sources to comply with upcoming green energy requirements. If these energy technologies are taken off the table, it would mean higher electricity rates and a migration of renewable energy development to other states, he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Peter Clarke

    2. Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik wants to find developer to build solar facilities on town-owned land, buildings

      Explore masslive.com (May 28 2010)

      Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik wants to find developer to build solar facilities on town-owned land, buildings Mayor Michael A. Tautznik is trying to cut the city’s electric bills by finding a developer to build solar facilities on town-owned land and buildings. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Michael A. Tautznik   The Republican

    3. Transformative Method Produces Green Biofuels

      Explore Laboratory Equipment (May 27 2010)

      A new way to make valuable chemicals and more affordable “green” fuel from solar power, bacteria and carbon dioxide could be "truly transformative" for our society if it works on a commercial scale, says microbiologist Derek Lovley, head of a research group developing the method at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Eastec manufacturing exposition draws Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, Treasurer Timothy Cahill, to West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 25 2010)

      Eastec manufacturing exposition draws Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, Treasurer Timothy Cahill, to West Springfield Gov. Deval L. Patrick opened the EASTEC 2010 manufacturing exposition Tuesday morning emphasizing the importance of manufacturing to the state economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    5. Lanesborough: Wind project pushes on

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (May 21 2010)

      Lanesborough: Wind project pushes on According to Sandra Ahern, spokeswoman for WMECO, the $4 million project to upgrade the utility poles and run the new transmission line has already been paid for by the wind project developer, so they went ahead with the project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    6. Developers of planned Pioneer Valley Energy Center in Westfield hope for early construction of power plant

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2010)

      Developers of planned Pioneer Valley Energy Center in Westfield hope for early construction of power plant Developers of a planned 400-megawatt power plant here hope to complete both local and state permit processes by July, leading the way toward construction of the estimated $400 million natural gas-fired facility. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield   The Republican

    7. Financing: Using Stimulus Funds to Advance Hydro ...

      Explore Renewable Energy World (May 13 2010)

      Financing: Using Stimulus Funds to Advance Hydro ... Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. is using $2.5 million in CREBs to replace a 500-kW turbine-generating unit at its 3-MW Boatlock Station plant on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. This plant, which contains three units, is part of the 50.7-MW Holyoke project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Holyoke Gas & Electric

    8. National Grid says Cape Wind project would cost average customer about $1.60 per month more

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2010)

      National Grid says Cape Wind project would cost average customer about $1.60 per month more The added expenses associated with the Cape Wind project is $1.59 a month in 2013 for National Grid customers, according to papers the utility has filed with the state Department of Public Utilities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    9. UMass microbiologist Derek Lovley wins $1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      UMass microbiologist Derek Lovley wins $1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an initial $1 million grant to microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts to develop a clean, highly efficient new technology for converting carbon dioxide into transportation fuels. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    10. The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 26 2010)

      April 30: 2nd Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels, organized by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research at UMass Amherst and sponsored by Qteros. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Qteros

    11. Holyoke wins $330,000 in grants to fix canal generator, study water turbines at McLean Reservoir

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2010)

      The Holyoke Gas and Electric Department received $309,825 to improve a hydro-power unit that was built in 1938 and has been shut down since 2004, General Manager James M. Lavelle said on Friday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    12. Microbial Fuel Cell: A New Source Of Green Energy

      Explore redorbit.com (Apr 19 2010)

      The discovery of the tiny Geobacter microbe is credited to Dr. Derek Lovley of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and it holds the key to understanding microbial energy conversion. Geobacter uses its hair-like extensions, or pili, to generate electricity from mud and wastewater. Researchers have developed a strain of Geobacter that is eight times more efficient than other strains at producing power. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Naval Research Laboratory

    13. Solar farm powers ahead

      Explore recorder.com (Apr 14 2010)

      Mayor William Martin has formed an evaluation team, which consists of himself, Sandra Shields, director of the town's Department of Public Works, Robert Pyers, the town's economic development director, Alan Twarog, town engineer, and Precinct 5 Town Councilor David Singer. The group will review all aspects of the project and potential developers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   William Martin   Greenfield   Robert Pyers

    14. WMECo to upgrade transmission line

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Apr 12 2010)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. says it has received state approval to upgrade a transmission line between Agawam and West Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    15. Hydro-Quebec to Decide on US Power Link This Year, CEO Says

      Explore BusinessWeek (Apr 9 2010)

      The proposed line, a partnership with Northeast Utilities and Boston-based NSTAR, would link hydroelectric dams in Quebec to transmission lines in southern New Hampshire. The line would deliver up to 1,200 megawatts, enough for about 960,000 typical U.S. homes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. to get $3 million in financing from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2010)

      FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. to get $3 million in financing from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center “I think it’s significant that FloDesign is keeping its research here and will grow here. They could have moved the whole thing to China, which is what a lot of wind technology companies are doing right now.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Amherst

    17. FloDesign expands into Waltham - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 8 2010)

      FloDesign expands into Waltham - Mass High Tech Business News FloDesign said it is retaining its research center in Wilbraham. FloDesign was founded in 2007 to develop what it calls a wind turbine design based on jet engine technology, and promising to deliver more than three times the amount of energy as traditional wind turbines for the same size rotor. The technology was originally developed by founders Walter M. Presz Jr. and Michael J. Werle. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massport   Renewable Energy Trust

    18. Pittsfield Solar project clears hurdle ZBA could follow up with final OK tonight

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Apr 6 2010)

      Pittsfield could soon host the region's largest solar power project, helping reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. The city's Community Development Board Tuesday night unanimously approved plans by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to build a 1.8 megawatt facility along Silver Lake Boulevard on a an eight-acre site jointly owned by WMECO and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority. WMECO owns six acres, PEDA the other two with an utility substation sandwiched between the two parcels. "This is a great location as it's ideal for the technology going on display," said Carl Frattini, WMECO's director of business ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    19. Mass Clean Energy Center - April 9 Next Launching Date of Funding Blocks

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 6 2010)

      ACT SOON: Mass Clean Energy Center (formerly MA Renewable Energy Trust) has announced next Friday, April 9th as the next launching date of funding blocks for each of their solar PV programs (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    20. Power plant gets $100m break

      Explore Boston.com (Apr 2 2010)

      Even with the large tax incentive, Westfield said it will still come out ahead. The city will net nearly $2.5 million in additional revenue, a substantial amount for a community its size. The site location is currently empty and generates little tax revenue. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Liberty Mutual   Palmer   Westfield

    21. CornerStone Power Development LLC considers building largest solar power plant in state in Monson

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      CornerStone Power Development LLC considers building largest solar power plant in state in Monson CornerStone Power Development LLC went before the Planning Board last month to discuss the possibility of locating a 20-megawatt solar plant here on 120 acres. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    22. CL&P wins Conn. approval for transmission upgrade

      Explore Boston.com (Mar 22 2010)

      The utility, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities Inc., says the project will establish another path for delivering power to the Springfield area and Connecticut from other New England states and help meet peak customer demand more reliably in the summer. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    23. Alteris Renewables Has the Pieces in Place for a Very Bright Future

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 16 2010)

      Alteris Renewables Has the Pieces in Place for a Very Bright Future The business moved into the Indian Orchard Mills, and with the expanded size came the possibility of a larger market share. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Hampshire College   Springfield

    24. WMECO Annual Review Released

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 3 2010)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Company has issued Western Massachusetts Economic Review 2009, its annual report on the regional economy. Here is a link to the review on the Team New England website -- http://teamnewengland.com/TNE/media/docs/Misc.%20Reports/WMECO-Rev_09.pdf WMECO is a supporter of t (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Peter Clarke

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