1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. NStar, NU shareholders OK merger

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 7 2011)

      The planned merger with Hartford-based Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) would create New England’s largest utility, serving 3.5 million customers and having an enterprise value of $17.5 billion. The plans are under review by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    2. Proposed Springfield biomass plant gets Massachusetts approval for draft 'conditional' plan

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 3 2011)

      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

    3. Massachusetts moneymaker Crane & Co looks to biofuel to cut power cost

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2011)

      Massachusetts moneymaker Crane & Co looks to biofuel to cut power cost Crane & Co., the Berkshire-based maker of the nation’s paper money, plans to build a biomass plant that would utilize wood from a 35-mile radius – a zone that would include portions of Hampshire and Hampden counties. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    4. NStar considers buying power from New England wind farms - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Feb 24 2011)

      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northeast Utilities

    5. Western Massachusetts Green Energy Consortium plans workshops in Amherst to address rising interest in energy-efficient homes

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Green Energy Consortium plans workshops in Amherst to address rising interest in energy-efficient homes Energy-efficient buildings are much in demand in the Pioneer Valley, but members of the Western Massachusetts Green Consortium say that more public education is necessary to inform and bring together consumers, contractors and financial lenders to make the process of constructing green buildings work smoothly. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   The Republican

    6. Massachusetts communities consider putting solar panels on former landfills

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 21 2011)

      Massachusetts communities consider putting solar panels on former landfills Greenfield, Easthampton and Amherst are three Western Massachusetts communities that either have decided or are considering such a move. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Greenfield   Easthampton

    7. Western Massachusetts Electric Company president says the more electricity people use, the greater the rate they will pay

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 15 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Company president says the more electricity people use, the greater the rate they will pay “They want to send a price signal to the marketplace,” said Peter J. Clarke, President and Chief Operating Officer for the Springfield-based utility. “It signal more effort to conserve the use of energy.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    8. Bad times still good for Pioneer Valley innovation companies

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2011)

      Bad times still good for Pioneer Valley innovation companies “The bioenergy sector is quite robust, and business is going great. We’re wrapping up a very strong year,” said Susan T. Hager, of Qteros Inc., an Amherst-born, Marlborough-based company developing a process to make ethanol production cheaper and more efficient. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2011)

      Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level Research projects that UMass-Amherst faculty members are working on brought in a record $170 million in grants in fiscal year 2010. And Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, believes the university’s funding success will only serve as an incentive to win more next year. Malone said the university plans to double its research during the next five years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Springfield

    10. WMECO rate increase: What it means to the average customer

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 1 2011)

      WMECO rate increase: What it means to the average customer An average residential customer who doesn’t heat with electricity, uses 600 kilowatt hours a month, and pays $90.89 a month will see a monthly increase of 1.7 percent or $1.52 to $92.41. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    11. State approves reduced WMECO rate hike

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 1 2011)

      State approves reduced WMECO rate hike WMECo asked for the increase back in July in order to upgrade its network of wires and poles and deal with an increasing number of customers who are unable to pay their bills on time if at all. WMECo, a unit of Northeast Utilities, has 210,000 customers in 59 cities and towns. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    12. Triumph over Turbulence

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 19 2011)

      Triumph over Turbulence Once the final electrical connections are complete, the $64.7 million Berkshire Wind Project will produce enough electricity to power 6,000 homes and will almost double the windpower generated in the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans solar facility in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans solar facility in Springfield Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans to build New England’s largest array of solar panels on a former landfill at 282 Cottage St. Construction on the $22 million project is expected to begin sometime after March and be completed by the end of 2011, WMECo spokeswoman Sandra Ahearn said Monday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    14. Evergreen Solar's exit a blow to Devens, MassDevelopment

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 12 2011)

      By all accounts that effort has proved a success. As of last year, Devens was home to around 80 companies with more than 4,200 employees. Eleven companies, including Evergreen, employed more than 100 workers on site, while the average salary for all Devens employees was just over $51,000, according to MassDevelopment. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    15. Qteros gets partner, $22M round | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 6 2011)

      Qteros said its new facility in Chicopee, which will allow for larger-scale fermentation than it has in Marlborough, will open by the end of February, McCarthy said. The facility will help the company to gather more data in its effort toward commercialization, McCarthy said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    16. Soros-backed Biofuels Company Qteros Partners With Indian Ethanol Plant Builder

      Explore Forbes.com Blogs (Jan 6 2011)

      Soros-backed Biofuels Company Qteros Partners With Indian Ethanol Plant Builder Qteros Chief Executive John McCarthy described the partnership with Praj as one that mixes the “superior” software from Qteros –its “Q microbe” that turns inedible plant matter into fermentable sugars — with the hardware capabilities of Praj, which has built 450 ethanol plants, primarily in India and South East Asia. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Qteros   John McCarthy

    17. Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ...

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 27 2010)

      Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ... High Speed computers, green energy and high-tech manufacturing provided bright spots this year when too often the business news was dominated by a struggling housing and labor markets and a lingering national recession. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual Center

    18. A Matter of Agglomeration

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 21 2010)

      A Matter of Agglomeration Locally, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. has named Michael Wright its first ‘manager of Cluster Development,’ and four months into his new assignment he’s hard at work creating and strengthening the connections he says are vital to this process. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. Open Houses Coming Up at Springfield Incubator

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 13 2010)

      The EDC would like to inform you about three Open Houses coming up at the Scibelli Enterprise Center at the Springfield Technology Park. Details are below. The EDC encourages small business formation and we would be pleased to offer assistance to any firm or entrepreneur, along with the resources available at the Center. Growing Successful Small Businesses is the focus of several upcoming open houses at the Scibelli Enterprise Center at the STCC Technology Park in Springfield. Please join us on December 15, January 12, and February 9 from 12:00 – 1:00pm to learn about how the Enterprise Center ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    20. WMECO supply costs to drop slightly

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Dec 10 2010)

      According to WMECO, the supply rate for residential customers will drop 7.5 percent, or less than a penny over the current fixed rate, while small commercial and industrial customers will experience a 4.2 percent decrease, which is also less than one cent. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    21. Greater Springfield Reliability Project power transmission upgrade construction begins

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 8 2010)

      Greater Springfield Reliability Project power transmission upgrade construction begins Construction has begun on the $795 million power transmission upgrade known as the Greater Springfield Reliability Project, Western Massachusetts Electric Co. said (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    22. Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corp. project in Hancock nearly complete

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2010)

      Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corp. project in Hancock nearly complete The Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corp. comprises 14 Massachusetts municipal utilities and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    23. Utility set for major electricity transmission upgrade in WMass, Connecticut

      Explore GazetteNET (Dec 1 2010)

      Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield, said attracting economic development is directly linked to electricity systems that operate without interruption. "Looking to the future and knowing that our need for electricity is in a reliable format is an important ingredient," he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    24. Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 29 2010)

      Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses The first NEEWS phase — called the Greater Springfield Reliability Project — will install a new transmission line in northern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts at a cost of $795 million. The work will begin in December and finish in 2013. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

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