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

      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.
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    3. Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level

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

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

      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.
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    6. Open Houses Coming Up at Springfield Incubator

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

      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.
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