1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. Mount Tom power plant to leave regional electrical grid for one year, but critics of coal-burning plant hope to make shut down permanent

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 6 2013)

      Mount Tom power plant to leave regional electrical grid for one year, but critics of coal-burning plant hope to make shut down permanent

      Mount Tom Station, one of the few remaining coal-burning power generation plants in Massachusetts, will be taken off line for one year in 2016, and environmental groups opposed to the plant say the move signals it will be permanently shut down.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. Northeast Utilities profits up 33% in 2012 | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2013)

      NU earned $525.9 million in 2012, or $1.89 per share, up 33 percent from $394.7 million in 2011. Excluding costs related to the April 2012 merger and settlements with Connecticut and Massachusetts, NU earned $633.5 million in 2012, or $2.28 per share. Excluding merger-related costs and a storm fund reserve, NU earned $423.9 million in 2011. NStar’s earnings were included in NU’s operations results effective April 2012.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   The Republican

    3. Massachusetts energy officials tap local communities and regional planning agencies to help promote clean-energy initiatives

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2013)

      Massachusetts energy officials tap local communities and regional planning agencies to help promote clean-energy initiatives

      The Community Energy Strategies Pilot Program, administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state Department of Energy Resources' Green Communities Division, includes $500,000 to help a total of 16 communities identify and embrace energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green energy strategies to meet their needs.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amherst   Northampton

    4. The NStar way working for NU | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Feb 15 2013)

      Since top executives of Boston utility parent NStar took over control of Hartford-based Northeast Utilities, industry analysts and investors have taken a more positive view of the Fortune 500 company, hailing the management team as one of the best in the country.  'We have always prided ourselves on our record,' said Tom May, the NU chief executive and president, and the former NStar CEO, president and chairman. 'When you take two teams and put them together based on their individual strengths, you come out with a stronger team.'
      London financial services company Barclays picked NU as its top regulated utility ...

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    5. Power plants in nine Northeast states to cut emissions - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Feb 8 2013)

      In what could be a boon for local clean tech, energy efficiency and environmental firms, a regional group that includes nine states, including Massachusetts, will cut in half the amount of carbon emissions from power plants.  The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative agreement, which was forged in 2008, puts a limit on carbon emissions aimed at slowing man-made climate change (Natalie Hildt, manager of public policy outreach for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, touted some of the benefits of the agreement in the 2011 blog item for Mass High Tech).

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    6. Solar panel installation underway on old town landfill in Ludlow

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 4 2013)

      The Board of Selectmen has signed a contract with Borrego Solar Systems of Lowell for a 20-year contract for the lease of 17 acres of the old town landfill, Harrington said.  In exchange for the lease of property to the solar company, the town will get a credit for energy purchases. Electricity now costs the town 9 cents per kilowatt hour. The price to the town will come down to 5 cents per kilowatt hour, Harrington said. That will result in an electricity savings to the town of about $80,000 to $100,000 the first year, Harrington said.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Holyoke   Easthampton

    7. Easthampton receives grant to study construction of 'anaerobic digester' facility to turn food waste into energy and heat

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2013)

      Easthampton receives grant to study construction of 'anaerobic digester' facility to turn food waste into energy and heat

      The city has received a grant from the state Clean Energy Center for $38,000 to complete the project. City Planner Jessica Allan said she applied for the grant after a number of companies approached the city about setting up a facility on a city-owned parcel next to the treatment plant on Gosselin Drive near Ferry Street.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Westfield

    8. Energy plan to create 4,000 jobs

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jan 15 2013)

      Energy plan to create 4,000 jobs

      State leaders gathered at Springfield Technical Community College late Tuesday morning to announce a new Accelerated Energy Program. The program will focus on 700 state facilities, including more than 4,000 buildings, where they will make energy-efficient upgrades.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    9. Mass. DPU is upset with size of layoffs at Northeast Utilities after NStar merger

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 8 2013)

      No layoffs? Sounds too good to be true, right?
      Well, yes, it does. It turns out there were a number of layoffs after all – or, as NU likes to call them, “Merger-Related eliminations of redundant corporate positions.” Under pressure from the state Department of Public Utilities, NU disclosed in a Nov. 29 letter that at least 173 employees left the company because of merger-related layoffs after the merger was complete.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    10. Reborn Qteros rises again with new plan to develop technology to make ethanol

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2012)

      Qteros and the “Q microbe” discovered byUMass researchers and valued for its ability to digest plant waste into ethanol fuel is making a comeback.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    11. Massachusetts Department of Transportation turns on solar energy system in Northampton office

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 20 2012)

      The secretary touted the project as being consistent with Gov. Deval Patrick’s promise to reduce carbon emissions. The array is located in an open space along Interstate 91 to take full advantage of the sun. Davey said it is modeled after similar highway-side projects in Oregon. Massachusetts hopes to create solar facilities at other regional headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    12. Wilbraham to consider leasing closed landfill for solar panels

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2012)

      Town Administrator Robert Weitz told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he has appointed an advisory task force to make a recommendation on leasing a portion of the closed town landfill for solar panels.  Weitz said there has been an expression of interest from two solar companies to lease the landfill for solar panels.  Serving on the advisory task force will be DPW Director Edmond Miga, Town Planner John Pearsall and Ed Cinedella, facilities manager for the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District.

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    13. Massachusetts utility regulators: National Grid and Western Massachusetts Electric Company face multimillion dollar fines for Irene, October snowstorm responses

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2012)

      Massachusetts utility regulators: National Grid and Western Massachusetts Electric Company face multimillion dollar fines for Irene, October snowstorm responses

      Ann Berwick, chair of the Public Utilities Department, said the companies will apply the fines as a credit to customers. The companies will need to file papers with the state saying how the fines will be used to reimburse customers.

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Peter Clarke

    14. Massachusetts' largest wind energy farm nears completion in Florida

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 3 2012)

      Gov. Deval Patrick and state Energy and state energy officials on Monday visited the 19-turbine Hoosac Wind Power project in the western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    15. Bright Idea | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 23 2012)

      Bright Idea | BusinessWest

      Take Western Massachusetts Electric Co., for example. Although it has not announced specifics yet, the energy company will soon unveil plans for a third large-scale solar installation following successful launches of similar projects in Pittsfield and Springfield. And other area communities have been busy readying large solar projects of its own.

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    16. ISO New England Releases Annual 10-Year Plan For Region's Power Grid

      Explore ElectricNet (Nov 8 2012)

      The 2012 Regional System Plan (RSP12), a comprehensive report that identifies transmission upgrades and resource additions needed to maintain a reliable supply of electricity in New England through 2021, was approved by the board of directors of ISO New England Inc. (ISO), the operator of the regional power system and wholesale electricity markets. ISO New England has issued the RSP each year since it assumed power system planning responsibility in 2000.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    17. Westfield to seek new proposals for a solar farm at former landfill

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 29 2012)

      Westfield to seek new proposals for a solar farm at former landfill

      Despite failed talks with SunEdison, negotiations are continuing with Borrego Solar Systems Inc. for a solar farm on 35 acres of Barnes Municipal Airport property off North Road.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Barnes Municipal Airport   Daniel M. Knapik

    18. WMass seen as green energy leader

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 25 2012)

      Massachusetts is honoring a number of towns and state agencies for their commitment to energy efficiency. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    19. Utilities better be ready, Gov. says

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 25 2012)

      Utilities better be ready, Gov. says

      Gov. Deval Patrick is getting tough on the state's utilities as Hurricane Sandy heads to the region.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    20. On Anniversary of Devastating October Snowstorm, WMECo Highlights System

      Explore MarketWatch.com (Oct 24 2012)

      Improvements and Enhanced Communication for Upcoming Storm Season SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the anniversary of last October's major nor'easter approaches, Western Massachusetts Electric Company is reaffirming its readiness for the next big storm. Since last fall, the company has enhanced vegetation trimming and removal on its rights-of-way and added advanced automation to reinforce the electri

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    21. Northampton electric vehicle charging stations go online

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2012)

      Northampton electric vehicle charging stations go online

      The Transportation and Parking Commission approved the arrangement while city staff monitors the use of the stations. The city-owned stations will remain free until commercial charging stations become available, or until the cost to the city rises dramatically, Mason said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    22. Northeast cap-and-trade proceeds surpass $1B | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 8 2012)

      The Northeast cap-and-trade program Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has generated more than $1 billion for energy efficiency programs in its 10 original member states since its beginning in 2008.

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    23. Northeast Utilities Names Jim Hunt as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Community Relations

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      Northeast Utilities Names Jim Hunt as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Community Relations

      Northeast Utilities announces the appointment of James W. Hunt as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Community Relations for Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Northeast Utilities   Amherst

    24. Springfield Community Music School receives $124000 state grant for energy

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 27 2012)

      State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. on Thursday announced a $124,000 grant for the Community Music School on State Street that will help pay for a new heating and air conditioning system designed for maximum energy efficiency and savings.

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

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