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Net income up for Unitil Corp. in 2014

Annual net income increased 14 percent for New Hampshire-based power company Unitil Corp., driven by higher natural gas and electric sales, according to an earnings statement released Wednesday.

Beaton focuses on more solar, lower energy costs

State House News Service |

Solar installations on city apartment buildings and strategies to reduce energy bills top the priorities of new state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, who listened to...

Electric grid managers to discuss changing system

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The benefits and risks of the "dramatic transformation" underway in the region's energy landscape will be the focus of a media briefing Wednesday.

Cape Wind's cloudy future

The recent announcement by two of Massachusetts' largest utilities — National Grid and Northeast Utilities — to pull out of the Cape Wind project is a serious setback to the...

National Grid kicks off Worcester smart meter pilot

Sam Bonacci |

National Grid began a 15,000-customer smart meter pilot program in Worcester on Thursday, with new infrastructure and pricing at the heart of the remote metering pilot that could spell the future for...

National Grid gives $155K for home heating

United Way of Central Massachusetts has received a $155,000 gift from National Grid to help heat the homes of low-income families in the region, United Way announced Monday.

Beaton: Let courts decide Cape Wind future

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Baker administration will not try to influence the outcome of the legal process surrounding the Cape Wind project, according to Gov. Charlie Baker's new top energy aide.

Northeast Utilities, NStar will be renamed Eversource Energy

BRAD KANE HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Northeast Utilities and NStar, which merged three years ago, will be renamed Eversource Energy as of Feb. 2, according to sources within the provider of electricity and natural gas.

Gas prices keep sliding

The average price for a gallon of gasoline fell yet again in Central Massachusetts in the past week, according to the latest survey by gasoline price web site GasBuddy.com.

EnerNOC completes acquisition of World Energy

Rick Saia |

Energy intelligence software provider EnerNOC of Boston has completed its acquisition of World Energy Solutions of Worcester for approximately $77 million in cash, the company announced today.

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