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Drought severity expands

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

In the midst of a summer devoid of significant rainfall, all of Massachusetts is now at least "abnormally dry" and the portion feeling the effects of a "severe drought" or worse has expanded to cover...

Pipeline companies looking for new financial strategy

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National Grid and Eversource Energy this week withdrew applications for long-term gas capacity contracts in the wake of a Supreme Judicial Court decision, but a new letter to policymakers reinforces...

Spectra committed to gas pipeline project

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The company leading the push for a major natural gas pipeline project that would serve New England appeared undeterred Tuesday by the SJC's ruling on passing costs to customers.

Eversource withdraws natural gas pipeline application

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Eversource, a gas and electric utility, has withdrawn its application for natural gas transportation and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast.

Solect Energy completes 676-panel Norwood solar array

Sam Bonacci |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has completed a 175.8-kilowatt rooftop array at the headquarters of a Norwood company.

Farms feeling scorch of dry summer

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Standing in front of a patch of strawberry plants about 10 inches shorter than they would be during a wetter summer, Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials on Thursday urged Massachusetts...

Court rules ratepayers not on the hook for pipeline costs

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The Supreme Judicial Court dealt a blow on Wednesday to Gov. Charlie Baker's efforts to increase the flow of natural gas to the region, ruling that utilities cannot ask electric ratepayers to help...

Consumer price index tracks drop in energy prices

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Boston area energy prices are down 6.2 percent from a year ago, while local food prices increased 0.9 percent over the same time period, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released...

Ameresco biogas Arizona facility to earn $1.2M annually

Laura Finaldi |

Ameresco, Inc. announced Monday a new wastewater treatment biogas project to be built at a facility owned by five Arizona cities, including Phoenix and Scottsdale.

New offshore wind requirement leads to price worries

Laura Finaldi |

New renewable power requirements in Massachusetts' comprehensive energy law could lead to rate hikes, according to business and industry officials.

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