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    1. 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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    2. 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

    3. Western Massachusetts Electric customers get rate increase

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      Western Massachusetts Electric customers get rate increase

      Just as peak summer air conditioning season hits, Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has announced the average residential customer's bill will rise about $6.35 per month, or 7.6 percent, effective July 1. A recent decrease in the delivery portion of electric bills, effective in June, had lowered the bill by about $1.34 per month for the average residential customer. The average bill is based on a usage of 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    4. Big Y turning to solar power

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 27 2013)

      Big Y turning to solar power

      The supermarket company unveiled their three-acre solar array on Cottage Street Thursday morning. The array, which produces 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, will offset the electric consumption of their Roosevelt Avenue headquarters by 15%.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    5. Springfield selects company for solar panel projects expected to save $2 million over 20 years

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      Springfield selects company for solar panel projects expected to save $2 million over 20 years

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced the selection of The Real Thing LLC, a solar energy services company based in Nashua, N.H., through a Request for Qualifications process. Eight firms submitted their qualifications.  The four sites selected for the solar panels are the rooftops at M. Marcus Kiley Middle School, the city’s Department of Public Works Operations Facility on Tapley Street; Cyr Arena in Forest Park; and the capped former Stafford Street Landfill.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Greenfield

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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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    13. 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

    14. 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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    15. 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

    16. Power grid ready for summer demand

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 29 2013)

      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

    17. 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

    18. European Approach To Renewable Energy

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 24 2013)

      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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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