1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc. and BPVS Bring Solar to New YWCA of Western Massachusetts ...

      Explore Greentech Media (Nov 29 2010)

      “Having a green facility with solar panels helps send the message of optimism for a clean energy future to our residents and visitors to our campus,” said Mary Reardon Johnson, executive director of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Opinion: Time to move Mount Tom power station in Holyoke from coal to cleaner energy source

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 28 2010)

      The coal-fired power station at Mount Tom generates 146 megawatts of electricity, employs more than 50 people, and pays the city of Holyoke close to $2 million a year in taxes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    14. UMass scientists find commercially viable means to produce petroleum-dependent chemicals with renewable products

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2010)

      UMass scientists find commercially viable means to produce petroleum-dependent chemicals with renewable products In several laboratories on the University of Massachusetts campus, George W. Huber and his team of researchers have been working on a process to make chemicals that have relied on petroleum to make. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    15. State official says environmental impact report not necessary for proposed Springfield wood-burning plant

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2010)

      The state’s top environmental official has ruled that a proposed wood-burning plant in East Springfield, which has dropped plans to burn construction and demolition debris, will not be required to complete an environmental impact report. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

    16. The Largest Solar Power Plant in Massachusetts Is About to Go Online

      Explore UK Business News, UK Financial News (Nov 17 2010)

      The Largest Solar Power Plant in Massachusetts Is About to Go Online The largest solar power station in New England is finished and ready to deliver power by the end of November. The plant is established on a piece of industrial contaminated property in Springfield, Massachusetts and promises to produce sufficient power to light up 300 homes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    17. Springfield AMICCON conference creating business before it happens

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 15 2010)

      Springfield AMICCON conference creating business before it happens The first-ever AMICCON advanced manufacturing conference and exhibition is upcoming Tuesday, but DIF Design of Springfield is already getting new business from the event. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    18. Williams panel discusses pros and cons of biomass

      Explore Home - North Adams Transcript (Oct 30 2010)

      "The topic of biomass has become more and more charged," said Henry Art, Rosenburg professor of environmental studies and biology at Williams. "If we were discussing this 100 years ago, people would probably just shrug. Most people heated their homes with biomass back then," (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield

    19. New solar facility is pumping energy

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Oct 26 2010)

      Berkshire Economic Development Authority President David M. Rooney said the project embodied three factors that are essential for the region's economic growth: environment, education and energy. "We're seeing all those being brought into play with this project," he said. "I applaud the people at Western Massachusetts Electric and all the people involved here for moving that effort forward." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    20. Utility wants clean energy law changed | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Oct 25 2010)

      Northeast Utilities, the Hartford-based company planning to merge with Boston-based NStar, wants authorities to amend state law so that Canadian hydropower would count toward the utility’s renewable energy quota, according to the company’s CEO. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    21. MASS. MARKET: N.E. politicians, businesses need to cooperate more - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

      Explore Home - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger (Oct 25 2010)

      The merger highlights the need for political and business leaders to move beyond parochial interests and recognize the importance of taking a regional approach on a number of issues. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    22. Northeast Utilities buying NStar for about $4b

      Explore Boston.com (Oct 18 2010)

      Northeast Utilities has agreed to buy New England energy company NStar for about $4 billion in stock. On completion, the deal will create one of the nation’s largest utilities, the two said in a press release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Mass Electric Co.

    23. Solutia Opens New Photovoltaic Laboratory

      Explore PR Newswire (Oct 12 2010)

      "Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," comments Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Solutia Inc.   Solutia, Inc.

    24. Conference set on innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2010)

      "One of the big issues in economic development for any city is 'What are we doing that is transformative?'" said John D. Judge, chief development officer for the city. "We've got to embrace innovation. This was a way of branding that effort." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

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