1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. Rocky Mountain Wood Co. to create renewable energy business

      Explore The Reminder Online (Sep 3 2010)

      WILBRAHAM -- The owner of Rocky Mountain Wood Co. on Boston Road will use a $50,000 federal planning grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help create a renewable energy business. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    2. Pact OK’d in wind project n The developer will relocate 3 turbines; resort will ...

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Sep 3 2010)

      Berkshire Wind spokesman Tyler Fairbank labeled the settlement as a "milestone" in the project's development. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    3. FloDesign prepared to break out in wind turbine tech industry - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 2 2010)

      Testing is under way on a prototype of the “shrouded” wind turbine developed by FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp., which the company says is the world’s first turbine to integrate an aerospace technology known as a mixer ejector (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    4. Tech across New England: Qteros holds key to cellulosic ethanol production

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 1 2010)

      Qteros Inc. officials say they are well on their way toward commercializing a new cellulosic ethanol production process, and plan to continue the effort by opening a new 15,000-square-foot research and development facility in Chicopee by the end of the year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    5. Putting Ideas in Motion

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 26 2010)

      Putting Ideas in Motion Tim Brennan says the Plan for Progress, the comprehensive regional strategic economic plan for Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, receives a major overhaul every 10 years; the last one came in 2004, a decade after the plan was originally drafted. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Proposed Western Massachusetts Electric Co. rate increase to be subject of hearing in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 23 2010)

      Proposed Western Massachusetts Electric Co. rate increase to be subject of hearing in Springfield The proposed $28.4 million rate increase requested by the Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will be the subject of a public hearing on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Springfield City Hall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    7. Mass. clean energy researchers awarded grants

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 19 2010)

      Mass High TechMass. clean energy researchers awarded grantsMass High TechThe grants were awarded to: * Sankaran Thayumanavan, “Novel Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications,” University of Massachusetts Amherst's ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Clean Energy Center

    8. Attorney General Martha Coakley opposes plan by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to hike electric rates

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 18 2010)

      Attorney General Martha Coakley opposes plan by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to hike electric rates A proposal by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to hike rates by more than $28 million is running into opposition from Attorney General Martha Coakley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Springfield   Greenfield

    9. Greenfield biodiesel plant project breaks ground: Owners plan to be running by January

      Explore GazetteNET (Aug 4 2010)

      Northeast Biodiesel will begin by producing 1.75 million gallons of biodiesel fuel the first year and plans to double that amount, to 3.5 million gallons, by the second year. It will use recycled vegetable oil and animal fats to produce clean and renewable biodiesel fuel for transportation and home heating. Biodiesel can be used alone or mixed with diesel fuel. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   William Martin   Amherst   Greenfield

    10. WMECo looking for $28.4 million rate hike to upgrade network, add staff, offset cost of carrying indigent customers

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2010)

      WMECo looking for $28.4 million rate hike to upgrade network, add staff, offset cost of carrying indigent customers As reasons for the increase, the utility is citing the need to upgrade its network of aging poles and wires, add to its staff of line workers, and provide for an increasing number of indigent customers who because of illness or the presence of young children in the household cannot be made to pay their bills. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    11. Northeast Utilities awaits approval to begin $714 million upgrade of high-voltage power lines in Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2010)

      Northeast Utilities awaits approval to begin $714 million upgrade of high-voltage power lines in Western Massachusetts Northeast Utilities is awaiting approval from Massachusetts regulators to begin an estimated $714 million project in Greater Springfield to upgrade roughly 39 miles of high-voltage power lines, considered a major weak link in the New England electric utility system. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    12. Ethanol firm to open R&D in Chicopee - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 27 2010)

      Cellulosic ethanol company Qteros Inc. plans to have a new research and development facility in Chicopee, Mass. operational by the end of the year, company CEO John McCarthy said in an interview. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Qteros

    13. Wmeco asks Massachusetts regulators for electric distribution rate hike

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 16 2010)

      Wmeco asks Massachusetts regulators for electric distribution rate hike Western Massachusetts Electric Co. is asking state regulators at the Department of Public Utilities for permission to raise its electric distribution rates by about $7.50 a month for the average residential customer. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    14. Western Massachusetts communities receive renewable energy grants

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 14 2010)

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick said that 35 cities and towns that earned Green Community status received grants Wednesday for municipal renewable energy and energy efficiency projects worth $8.1 million (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    15. Berkshire East ski area to be powered by wind turbine

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 14 2010)

      Berkshire East ski area to be powered by wind turbine It’ll be a 900-kilowatt mountain-top wind turbine generating power the resort will use to run its snow guns, lifts and other equipment, says Jonathan B. Schaefer, general manager of the resort and assistant general manger of the ski area. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Clean Energy Center

    16. Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik weighs bids from 2 companies to build solar energy facility for city

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 30 2010)

      Mayor Michael A. Tautznik said he expects to decide within two weeks whether to award a bid to one of the two companies that submitted a request for qualifications to build solar facilities on town-owned land and buildings. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   Michael A. Tautznik

    17. WMECo' Solar Array Prompts Interest in Business Park

      Explore iBerkshires.com (Jun 21 2010)

      WMECo' Solar Array Prompts Interest in Business Park The empty lot across from Silver Lake will soon be sprouting thousands of solar panels as Western Massachusetts Electric Co. installs the biggest solar array in New England thus far. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Peter Clarke

    18. Pioneer Valley Energy Center seeks permit to store hydrogen, diesel fuel at power plant proposed in Westfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 18 2010)

      Representatives of the company that hopes to build a gas-fired power plant on Ampad Road appeared before the City Council Thursday night seeking licenses to store hydrogen and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in above-ground containers at the site. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    19. Bringing It All Back Home

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 16 2010)

      Bringing It All Back Home Manufacturers in Western Mass. are skilled at putting the pieces together, so to speak, to create countless products. But they haven’t been as effective making connections amongst each other. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   MassMutual Center

    20. Study: Burning biomass for electricity creates more greenhouse gas than coal

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2010)

      Study: Burning biomass for electricity creates more greenhouse gas than coal The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences study shows burning trees and other biomass for heating would reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to oil. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Russell Biomass   William Martin

    21. Qteros Finds Ways Around Funding Pitfalls for Biofuel Startups

      Explore xconomy.com (Jun 10 2010)

      In Qteros’s licensing model, some ethanol producers would incorporate its technology into their existing plants. McCarthy said that retrofitting existing facilities to use his firm’s technology would be less expensive than building new plants from scratch. However, the four-year-old startup has yet to find an ethanol producer willing to fork over cash to license its technology. To gain the confidence of such partners, the firm still needs to generate more proof that its system for making ethanol works on a larger scale than it has shown in its own labs. So the company plans to provide this evidence ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Qteros   John McCarthy

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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