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    1. Holyoke to host design contest on ways to be innovative using energy

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2013)

      Holyoke to host design contest on ways to be innovative using energy

      The city has been chosen as the focus of a design competition dealing with innovation in energy consumption. "The competition invites student designers to envision ways Holyoke could lead the way as a sustainable city of the 21st century by using renewable energy and energy efficiency to fuel an economic revitalization," said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development. The competition is organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, an organization founded in Greenfield in 1974 that works on efficient building techniques and finding ways to bring clean, renewable energy into everyday use.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Holyoke

    2. WMECO plans to close Springfield Technology Park headquarters, Greenfield service depot; says no jobs will be lost

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      WMECO plans to close Springfield Technology Park headquarters, Greenfield service depot; says no jobs will be lost

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will close its headquarters in the Springfield Technology Park and its service center depot on Shelburne Road in Greenfield.
      The 31 office and dispatch workers from the headquarters will move to office space in the WMECo service center at 300 Cadwell Drive by June, said Priscilla Ress, senior media relations specialist for the utility. The 25 maintenance and support workers responsible for maintaining and repairing lines throughout rural Franklin County will move to the WMECo service depot at 55 Russell St., also known as Route 9, in Hadley

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. AAA Pioneer Valley to unveil electric vehicle charging station at educational event | masslive

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      AAA Pioneer Valley to unveil electric vehicle charging station at educational event | masslive

      The event will be held Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AAA West Springfield office at 150 Capital Drive. EV experts will be onsite to answer questions about electric vehicles, as well as new technology designed to improve fuel economy and lower vehicle emissions, such as Start-Stop systems.  “Technology is ever changing in the automotive industry, and this can often lead to confusion among consumers. This event is designed to pull together experts and resources to assist the driving community in better understanding options, and technological advancements, whether they are in the market for ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    4. UMass hoping to save nearly $50 million in electricity costs over next 2 to 3 decades

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      UMass hoping to save nearly $50 million in electricity costs over next 2 to 3 decades

      The University of Massachusetts system is hoping to save $50 million in electric costs over the next two to three decades serving as hosts to companies building solar photovoltaic projects in the state. UMass Wednesday announced a new partnership with the Net Excess Generation Credit program offered by the commonwealth of Massachusetts that makes the arrangement viable.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    5. Western Massachusetts Electric Co., National Grid seek to buy wind power as part of 565-megawatt, green-energy deal | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co., National Grid seek to buy wind power as part of 565-megawatt, green-energy deal | masslive

      The deals, announced Monday by the state of Massachusetts, involve the purchase of 565 megawatts of wind energy by four utilities including Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and National Grid, enough to power about 170,000 homes, at an average weighted price of just less than 8 cents a kilowatt hour.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    6. Massachusetts Utilities Sign PPA for Wind Energy That Is Cheaper than Coal

      Explore Renewable Energy World (Sep 24 2013)

      Three utilities have grouped together to purchase more wind energy at a rate averaging less than $0.08 per kWh, which beats most other generation sources. National Grid, Northeast Utilities (on behalf of its divisions NSTAR and Western Massachusetts Electric Co.), and Unitil (representing Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Co.) have filed separate documents with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (CPU 13-146 through 13-149) seeking to add 565 MW of wind energy from six projects across Maine and New Hampshire. The winners, securing PPAs of 15-20 years, include First Wind, Iberdrola Renewables, and Exergy Development, for projects all under development ...

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    7. Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s Peter Clarke to take regional reliability job | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s Peter Clarke to take regional reliability job | masslive

      Peter Clarke has been promoted from Western Massachusetts Electric Co. president and CEO to senior vice president of emergency preparedness for all of Northeast Utilities.  The new role gives Clarke responsibility over storm preparation and recovery and preparation for more exotic threats such as cyber terrorism, across not just Western Massachusetts Electric Co. but other Northeast Utilities operations such as NStar in Eastern Massachusetts, Yankee Gas, Public Service New Hampshire and Connecticut Light and Power.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    8. Springfield's Scibelli Enterprise Center gets clean energy grant

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      Springfield's Scibelli Enterprise Center gets clean energy grant

      The Scibelli Center already has three tenant companies engaged in clean energy technologies: Black Island Wind Turbines, which adapts wind power technology orginally developed to power Antarctic expeditions; SolaBlock, which makes solar panels in concrete blocks for stackable vertical use; and Victory Energy Solutions, which helps homeowners save energy. Patrick Quinlan runs both Black Island and SolaBlock. He describes the companies as "graduates "of the Scibelli Enterprise Center, having moved to new, larger quarters in Hadley.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Gov. Deval Patrick hails job growth in clean energy industry in Western Massachusetts

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      Gov. Deval Patrick hails job growth in clean energy industry in Western Massachusetts

      In Western Massachusetts, Patrick recognized the Scibelli Enterprise Center in the Springfield Technical Community College's Technology Park, which has three clean energy startups, employing six workers. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, created in a 2008 law signed by Patrick, issued an annual report that said small, independent contractors were a major driver of growth in central and Western Massachusetts. Electrical, plumbing and heating and ventilation contractors, for example, are important in the industry, the report said. Patrick also referred to Sandri of Greenfield, which started partly as a fuel oil business and has expanded into clean technologies such as ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

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      Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists  Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Farmers, foresters, researchers, Biochar producers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists will convene in Amherst, Mass. on October 13-16, 2013 to learn more about Biochar and share the latest research and application techniques with their peers. The 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium, titled “Harvesting Hope: The Science and Synergies of Biochar,” will take place on the UMass Amherst campus and include farm tours and a “carbon negative” banquet of delicious foods grown with the help of Biochar.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Biochar initiative (USBI).

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. National Grid Massachusetts: Energy efficiency savings totaled almost $1 billion in past year

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      National Grid Massachusetts: Energy efficiency savings totaled almost $1 billion in past year

      Overall, these energy efficiency investments are expected to produce nearly $1 billion of benefits across the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, energy cost savings, water savings, reduced operating and maintenance expenses and fossil fuel savings, according to National Grid.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Amherst hoping to apply to Solarize Mass to help residents afford installing solar panels

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      Amherst hoping to apply to Solarize Mass to help residents afford installing solar panels

      Amherst is hoping to apply to be part of the Solarize Mass program and wants to gauge what kind of interest there is in the community to ensure that it’s possible. Solarize Mass is a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and provides lower pricing for small-scale solar-electric installations on local homes and businesses.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Amherst   Northampton

    13. Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

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      Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

      By constructing the new senior center with passive solar energy, the most efficient lighting and plenty of insulation, the city received a check for $185,280 from Chicopee Electric Light.  The contribution, which is being granted through rebates, will count toward the $2 million the Friends of the Chicopee Senior Center has promised to raise toward construction of the building. It was announced during a gathering with the building commission and officials from the state Department of Energy Resources.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    14. Vermont Yankee nuclear shutdown makes New England too dependent on natural gas, could make electricity more expensive

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      Vermont Yankee nuclear shutdown makes New England too dependent on natural gas, could make electricity more expensive

      The demise of Vermont Yankee and the predicted demise of the region’s coal-fired plants, including Mount Tom Power Station in Holyoke, will only make the region more dependent on natural gas for electricity, home heating and industry at a time when supplies are plentiful. The owner of Mount Tom, FirstLight Power Resources, has scaled down operations due to the cheapness of gas plants. Mount Tom only ran during periods of peak demand this summer.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. MassDevelopment gets $2M to fund energy savings on campus

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      MassDevelopment on Monday announced that it has closed on a $2 million structured financing that will fund a program to help colleges and universities in Massachusetts complete energy saving projects.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    16. News of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant's planned shutdown surprises environmentalists, businesses

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      News of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant's planned shutdown surprises environmentalists, businesses

      The reactor was expected to break even this year and its earnings would decline during the coming years, the company said. With a maximum capacity of more than 600 megawatts, Vermont Yankee is among the region’s largest power plants and is one of four nuclear stations providing baseload power to New England. Overall, nuclear generation produced 31 percent of New England’s electricity in 2012, according to ISO new England, operator of the region’s power grid.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    17. Baystate gets energy savings award from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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      Baystate gets energy savings award from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

      This week, Baystate was awarded the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Business Leadership Award for its work with Western Mass Electric Co. and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.  Moran said WMECo granted the hospital $700,000 for the electric improvements and Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, formerly Bay State Gas, gave Baystate Medical Center $100,000.  The work will integrate the latest energy-efficient technology, including LED, or light-emitting diode, lighting, installing occupancy sensors in hallways and offices, and using high-efficiency condensing boilers.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Western Mass Electric Co.

    18. Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program's successes celebrated | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program's successes celebrated | masslive.com

      Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton on Aug. 8 celebrated the success of the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program at Roxbury Community College. Building on its mission to support the growth of the clean energy sector in Massachusetts, MassCEC’s program provides funding to place college students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the Commonwealth.

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      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    19. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. partners with Allconnect for customer service

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. partners with Allconnect for customer service

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. is partnering with the Atlanta-based company Allconnect, launching the Allconnect Move Advisor Service program.
      The goal is to give customers a simple, convenient place to go when they’re signing up for multiple services at a new address. At the same time, Allconnect provides the opportunity to find the best deals by comparing services and prices.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    20. Northeast Utilities earnings double after merger | masslive.com

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      Northeast Utilities earnings double after merger | masslive.com

      Northeast Utilities’ second-quarter and year-to-date earnings more than doubled the numbers from 2012, the utility said this week.  NU merged with Boston-based electric and gas utility NStar in April 2012.  NU earned $171 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter, up from $44.3 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same period of 2012. The 2012 results included about $91.5 million, or 30 cents per share, of after-tax charges related to the merger.

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    21. Viewpoint: Massachusetts celebrates 5 years of clean energy initiatives

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      Viewpoint: Massachusetts celebrates 5 years of clean energy initiatives

      Massachusetts now invests more in energy efficiency than any other state in the nation. Last year, clean energy jobs grew by 11.2 percent. Massachusetts now invests more in energy efficiency than any other state in the nation, earning the commonwealth the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s No. 1 ranking two years running. Cities and towns across the commonwealth have risen to the clean energy challenge – 110 of them met five criteria to earn the Green Communities Designation. This local revolution has been felt from Cape Cod to the Berkshires and right here in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Westfield

    22. Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

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      Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

      Massachusetts ranked 10th in the nation last year, just behind Vermont, in its per capita solar energy output, and seventh in the total wattage of solar energy output, according to a report by Environment Massachusetts.  In 2012, the Bay State’s per capita solar output was 30 watts, far below the top-ranking state, Arizona, which had a solar output of 167 watts per person.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    23. Proposed East Springfield biomass project remains on hold as court cases linger | masslive.com

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      Proposed East Springfield biomass project remains on hold as court cases linger | masslive.com

      A proposed biomass project on Page Boulevard remains stalled and in litigation while opponents cheered a new federal court decision they hope will provide another hurdle.  Palmer Renewable Energy, which is proposing a $150 million biomass plant at the East Springfield site, continues to pursue special permits for the project through litigation, said Peter F. Durning, a Boston lawyer representing the developer.

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    24. Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

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      Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

      Spokeswoman Marcia Blomberg says ISO expects to have enough power to meet demand, but there's a potential that a surplus of more than 2,000 megawatts could run thin. The Holyoke-based grid operator says it may seek emergency electricity from other regions or ask businesses to reduce power use. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/07/weeklong_heat_wave_taxing_new_england_power_grid?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fbusiness+%28Business+-+BostonHerald.com%29#sthash.ShgeO2Hf.dpuf

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

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