1. Articles in category: Energy

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    1. Massachusetts awards $3.7 million in green energy grants to communities

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      Massachusetts awards $3.7 million in green energy grants to communities

      Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia this week awarded $3.7 million in grants to fund scores of clean energy projects in 20 communities across the state. The Green Communities Competitive Grants are awarded to existing Green Communities which have successfully invested their initial designation grants. Awards are capped at $250,000 per municipality.

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    2. Mount Tom Power Station in Holyoke has no plan to close, official says

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      Mount Tom Power Station in Holyoke has no plan to close, official says

      Seventy-five rail cars of coal were delivered to the Mount Tom Power Station this week in a sign the plant isn't planning to shut down, a spokesman said Tuesday. "I know some people have been misinterpreting that we're going to close because we're going to go off-line in 2016, and that's not entirely true," said Charles B. Burnham, manager of government and regulatory affairs with plant-owner GDF Suez Energy North America/FirstLight Power Resources, of Glastonbury, Conn.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. Springfield, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., announce partnership to improve energy efficiency in schools, municipal buildings

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      Springfield, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., announce partnership to improve energy efficiency in schools, municipal buildings

      Christina Halfpenny, division director of energy efficiency for the state Department of Energy Resources praised WMECo and the city, saying this is the first time there has been a three-year commitment to pursue energy savings in WMECo’s service area, rather than annual goals.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    4. Eastman Chemical to convert coal boiler at former Solutia plant to gas

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      Eastman Chemical to convert coal boiler at former Solutia plant to gas

      Eastman said in its news release that this natural gas conversion project is expected to eliminate sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride emissions as well as reduce the boiler’s nitrogen oxide emissions by 70 percent and particulate matter emissions by 55 percent. This conversion is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from this boiler by 40 percent, which is the equivalent of eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions from 9,250 cars.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Solutia, Inc.

    5. Business groups run ads against Cape Wind - CommonWealth Magazine

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      Business groups run ads against Cape Wind - CommonWealth Magazine

      The ad claimed many of the jobs associated with the project would be outsourced, putting in question the estimate of 600 to 1,000 jobs, and said it would make Massachusetts’ energy costs – which are already double those in North Carolina and Texas – even less competitive with those states. The ad opens by saying Bay State businesses can’t afford Cape Wind and closes saying the project “does not make sense.”

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Northeast Utilities   Liberty Mutual

    6. Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

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      Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Honorees will be Steven G. Richter, president and CEO of Microtest Labs in Agawam, and Michael F. Kane, former state representative and now director of government relations for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    7. Seeing the Light | BusinessWest

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      Seeing the Light | BusinessWest

      Massachusetts has experienced rapid growth in its solar-energy sector in recent years. The total capacity generated by solar energy in Massachusetts has doubled in the last two years, reaching 105 megawatts (enough to power more than 15,000 homes) in 2012, a figure that is forecasted to quadruple by 2020.
      Massachusetts’ renewable-energy sector now employs more than 64,000 people statewide (including nearly 10,000 in Western Mass.) and is projected to grow 15% per year. Massachusetts is now considered to be one of the best states in the country for solar development, a phenomenon driven largely by the state ...

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    8. ISO-New England proposes to cut 2013 budget, dropping golf tournaments and charity contributions from rates charged to customers

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      ISO-New England proposes to cut 2013 budget, dropping golf tournaments and charity contributions from rates charged to customers

      The operator of the electrical grid in New England has agreed to cut its proposed 2013 administrative budget by $2.85 million, put new employees in a cheaper pension plan, and make other changes to allow state regulators to review its future spending plans. Bowing to officials from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, ISO-New England Inc., the private, nonprofit utility based in Holyoke, also has agreed to no longer include the cost of golf tournaments or charitable contributions in the rates charged to states.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Northeast Utilities profits up substantially over 2012 | masslive.com

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      Northeast Utilities profits up substantially over 2012 | masslive.com

      NU’s first-quarter profit was $228.1 million, or 72 cents per share, compared with earnings of $99.3 million, or 56 cents per share in the first quarter of 2012. Results for both years reflect costs related to the April 2012 merger, $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2012. NU’s first quarter 2013 results include NStar earnings of 21 cents per share.

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    10. Solar power industry sees bright future in Massachusetts

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      Solar power industry sees bright future in Massachusetts

      Ron Gerwatowski, senior vice president of regulation and pricing at utility company National Grid, which owns solar generating stations, said the going rate for power is more like 7 cents a kilowatt hour and most of that power, in New England anyway, is generated by burning natural gas.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    11. Power grid ready for summer demand

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      Power grid ready for summer demand

      Holyoke-based  ISO New England said Monday that under normal conditions of about 90 degrees, demand pushed up by air conditioners could peak at 26,690 megawatts of electricity. In an extended heat wave of about 95 degrees, demand could rise to 28,985 megawatts. One megawatt powers about 1,000 homes.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. New England grid set for summer electricity use

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      New England grid set for summer electricity use

      HOLYOKE, Mass. -- New England's power grid operator says it's ready to meet summer demand for electricity.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. European Approach To Renewable Energy

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      European Approach To Renewable Energy

      Two European experts on renewable energy, Dr. Andreas Weig, of Germany, and Dirk Vansintjan, of Belgium, were at Greenfield Community College Wednesday afternoon to give some insight on how to make a transition into a renewable energy economy.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    14. Center for EcoTechnology in Springfield celebrates Earth Day by unveiling new solar powered system

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      Center for EcoTechnology in Springfield celebrates Earth Day by unveiling new solar powered system

      Electric costs have fallen 33% also as a result of the energy retrofit, Majercak said. “This is an example of what you can do to an older building,” he told a gathering of employees, customers, supporters a public officials, including U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    15. Chicopee Electric Light to purchase hydroelectric power facility on Chicopee River

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      Chicopee Electric Light to purchase hydroelectric power facility on Chicopee River

      Chicopee Electric Light Department will soon get into the hydroelectric business.  The department is preparing to purchase the hydroelectric facility built on the Chicopee River as part of an agreement created 30 years ago when the facility was first built, said Jeffrey R. Cady, general manager of Chicopee Electric Light.  The power plant, constructed by the Swift River Company in 1983, was built with an agreement that gave the company an easement to the dam. The deal included a provision that it was to be sold to the Chicopee Electric Light Department after 30 years, Cady said.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Chicopee   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    16. Springfield Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy earns $190,000 in utility rebates for energy efficiency measures

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      Springfield Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy earns $190,000 in utility rebates for energy efficiency measures

      The new Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy will yield energy savings estimated at $130,000 annually due to state-of-the-art technology, and has also earned the city rebates totaling approximately $190,000 from Western Massachusetts Electric Co., officials said Wednesday  During a press conference at the new Putnam building, representatives of the city, school and WMECo praised the school’s design regarding energy efficiency including advanced lighting, and premium-efficiency heating, ventilating and cooling systems within the school.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    17. Holyoke honored for energy efficiency by the Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network

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      Holyoke honored for energy efficiency by the Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network

      The Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network praised the city for getting most of its electricity from the hydroelectric dam owned by the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, planning a platform for the return of passenger train service, and supporting groups like Nuestras Raices and the Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council that try to improve residents’ access to healthy food, a press release said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    18. Solar business STR Holdings details mounting losses, says plan to shed 160 jobs nearly done

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      Solar business STR Holdings details mounting losses, says plan to shed 160 jobs nearly done

      STR Holdings Inc. lost $211.6 million in 2012, or $5.12 per share — more than five times worse than 2011’s net loss of $39.4 million, or 96 cents per share, the company said in a financial report filed Thursday. The major contributor to last year’s losses was a $172.9 million “non-cash long-lived asset impairment” charge resulting, in part, from the loss of STR’s largest customer, Arizona-based First Solar Inc., according to the report. STR manufactures solar power equipment.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    19. And the juice will be free: Holyoke Mall to get electric vehicle recharging station with mall paying for electricity

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      And the juice will be free: Holyoke Mall to get electric vehicle recharging station with mall paying for electricity

      An electric vehicle recharging station with two rechargers will be available at the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside this month in a city, state and mall partnership. "It should be installed and up and running by the end of the month," James M. Lavelle, manager of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, said Friday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    20. Springfield expects $7.5 million in energy savings from online energy auction

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      Springfield expects $7.5 million in energy savings from online energy auction

      City officials expect to save $7.5 million in electricity costs during the next three years from participating in an online energy auction, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced Friday.  In a budget-trimming initiative, the city locked in favorable rates on 135 million kilowatts of electricity for a 35-month period beginning July 1, Sarno said. The electricity was purchased during a Sept. 19 auction on the World Energy Exchange, with the guidance of city consultant World Energy Solutions, Inc.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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