1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. Holyoke takes story to the small screen

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2009)

      "Holyoke: Green Business Grows Here" is a 13-minute DVD produced to market the Paper City's low-cost and environmentally-friendly hydroelectric power, its proximity to New York City, Boston, highways and airports and a comprehensive fiber-optic network. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke   Brendan Ciecko

    2. The EDC takes the Knowledge Corridor to the Netherlands

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 16 2009)

      Mike Graney from the EDC and Dave Driver from Northeast Utilities are in The Netherlands on a business development mission. They are meeting with eight Dutch C-level executives of firms in the IT, manufacturing, life science and food processing industries. From there, they will travel to Düsseldorf (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    3. Fair to display 'green' future

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - Jobs in a green-conscious energy-efficient economy ranging from cutting-edge technology to installing insulation in older buildings are becoming a practical reality, according to the organizers behind the second annual Clean Energy Connections Conference and Opportunity Fair. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    4. Mass. rethinks biomass strategy

      Explore Timesargus.com (Nov 8 2009)

      BOSTON — The Patrick administration is rethinking its support of wood-burning power plants, a key element of its long-term strategy to wean Massachusetts off fossil fuels. ... - By STEVE LeBLANC The Associated Press (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield

    5. The EDC Attends Annual Renewable Energy Forum conference

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 4 2009)

      Mike Graney, EDC Vice President of Business Development, is representing the region in Dallas, Texas this week throughout The Area Development' Renewable Energy Forum conference being held November 4 - 6. This event is a renewable and green energy trade show for professionals involved in research a (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    6. The Reminder Online - Scuderi Group proves green technology works

      Explore The Reminder Online (Nov 3 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD -- The Scuderi Group of West Springfield has reached another benchmark in creating the world's most efficient automobile engine -- they've proven it works. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Scuderi Group

    7. Green tech company makes home here

      Explore The Reminder Online (Nov 3 2009)

      CHICOPEE -- In another few years, the city of Chicopee may be known as the location where renewable fuels took a huge step forward. Congressman Richard Neal, State Sen. Michael Knapik and Mayor Michael Bissonnette were among the officials at the groundbreaking for the pilot facility for Qteros, a company that uses a microbe to convert cellulose from plant material into ethanol. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    8. Gas costs rise, but bills ease

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2009)

      The rates for Bay State Gas are going up but, ironically, customers' bills will be going down - way down. The state Department of Public Utilities approved a 3 percent increase in rates on Friday, about half what the utility had requested to pay for higher costs to distribute gas. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bay State Gas

    9. Region Has Sufficient Electricity Through 2018: Report

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 25 2009)

      Region Has Sufficient Electricity Through 2018: ReportHartford BusinessAlso, ISO cited the states' annually increasing requirements for the use of renewable resources in electricity production, encouraging the development of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. EDC Welcomes New Directors

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 23 2009)

      The EDC named two new Directors this week, James Lavelle, General Manager of Holyoke Gas and Electric; and David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Paper Company. We are pleased that they have joined our Board and we look forward to collaborating with them on our mission to increase jobs an (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   David Southworth

    11. ISO New England Releases 10-Year Power System Plan

      Explore Reuters.com (Oct 16 2009)

      ISO New England Releases 10-Year Power System PlanReutersMajor transmission projects needed for reliability include the Greater Springfield (MA) Reliability Project; the Maine Power Reliability Program; ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    12. Biofuels firm plans facility in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 7 2009)

      Biofuels firm plans facility in ChicopeeThe Republican - MassLive.comCHICOPEE - Qteros, a leading biofuels company with roots at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, announced Tuesday it will build a ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    13. Rusell Biomass project partner says proposed electric plant on Westfield River would provide significant monetary benefits to the town

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 3 2009)

      A town meeting vote in Russell will be scheduled when more progress is made toward obtaining permits. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Russell Biomass   Westfield   Western Mass Electric Co.

    14. Grant to fund energy savings - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The city plans to use a $1.5 million federal stimulus grant for energy-saving measures ranging from furnace upgrades to its plan to hire a full-time energy conservation manager. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. WMECo Begins Procurement for Solar Energy Facilities

      Explore earthtimes.org (Sep 22 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22 -- Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) today began a multi-phase procurement process for construction of its large-scale solar energy facilities - the first of its kind in New England. Up to six megawatts (MW ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    16. Electric plant plans opposed

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 21 2009)

      A group of residents opposed to the construction of a proposed $400 million, gas-fired electric generating plant condemned the recently approved tax pact between the city and plant developers and presented the City Council on Thursday with a 400-signature petition denouncing the plan (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield

    17. State aid helps green projects

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 16 2009)

      With a $10 million Green Communities grant pool as an incentive, 19 cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley have committed to cutting energy consumption, buying fuel-efficient vehicles, requiring energy-efficient construction and making zoning and permitting easier for renewable energy companies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Northampton

    18. Ethanol race a gold rush

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2009)

      Some call it a modern-day gold rush, but that's really not a fair comparison. The quest to make commercially viable ethanol from plant matter, if it succeeds, will create wealth far beyond that dug from the ground in the Yukon or California hills in the 1800s. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Qteros

    19. Westfield approves electric plant pact

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2009)

      A proposed $400 million, gas-fired electric generating plant here will contribute $42.3 million in tax revenue to the city over the next 17 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    20. BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall River

      Explore Home - Fall River, MA - The Herald News (Sep 4 2009)

      BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall RiverFall River Herald NewsThe $197000 grant, one of six awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will add to BCC's growing environmental programs and efforts, which include ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    21. Biofuels start-up company considers Springfield for $20 million pilot plant

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2009)

      Biofuels start-up company considers Springfield for $20 million pilot plant The revolutionary technology, developed by a University of Massachusetts researcher, allows fuels now made from crude to be made from biomass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    22. UMass Amherst's George Huber receives national recognition again for green energy biofuels research

      Explore Massachusetts Blogs (Aug 25 2009)

      Chemical engineer George Huber, whose quick, single-step process for turning sawdust, plant stalks and other cellulosic waste into green gasoline, has again received high-profile, national recognition for biofuels research, this time in the National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. Sale of 57 acres of land to Westover Development Corp. could bring 1 ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 25 2009)

      Sale of 57 acres of land to Westover Development Corp. could bring 1 ... Photos by Mark M. Murray / The Republican Chicopee MMayor Michael D. Bissonette, center, speaks during a press conference Tuesday at which it was announced that the city has sold 57 acres of land to the the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    24. Bissonnette and Gov. Patrick work to prevent more manufacturing layoffs

      Explore The Reminder Online (Aug 20 2009)

      To try to lower the expenses Callaway Golf has with its Chicopee manufacturing facility, Mayor Michael Bissonnette has been working to switch Callaway from buying its electricity from Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) to Chicopee Electric Light Department (CELD). (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Callaway Golf   Michael D. Bissonnette

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