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Worcester co. launches solar division

Sam Bonacci |

World Energy Efficiency Services, an energy efficiency services company based in Worcester, has launched a new solar division that will carry clients from the planning stage through final...

Senate bill seeks bigger renewable base

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts Senate plans an aggressive approach to bolstering the state's power supplies with renewable resources like hydropower and offshore wind.

Ameresco completes 18.6 MW Army project; installs 59,994 solar panels

Sam Bonacci |

Framingham's Ameresco has completed an 18.6 megawatt (MW) direct current solar facility built for the U.S. Army in Maryland.

Solect expands into solar maintenance

Sam Bonacci |

Solect Energy announced this week that it has expanded its services beyond installation and into solar array operation and management services.

WBJ named second best biz paper in country

Brad Kane |

Worcester Business Journal was honored as the second best small business-to-business publication in the country on Saturday at the annual conference of the Alliance of Area Business Publications,...

Solect builds 7KW of solar at birthplace of Henry David Thoreau

Sam Bonacci |

Hopkinton’s Solect Energy has brought solar power to the farm house where transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau was born nearly 200 years ago.

Baker: Power drain underscores need for energy plan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker cited the need to plan for the impending retirement of nuclear and fossil fuel power sources as one reason he wants energy legislation to make it to his desk in coming weeks.

Senator sees lack of consensus on zoning, housing bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Proponents and opponents alike can agree: zoning reform is far from the sexiest issue to be debated on Beacon Hill and is not a subject that excites very many people.

House passes bill pushing wind, hydro

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

House lawmakers voted near unanimously on Wednesday to require utilities to solicit and enter into long-term contracts for large-scale hydroelectric and offshore wind power.

Prospects for drug pricing disclosure bill dim

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Lawmakers dealt a blow last week to a bill that sought to rein in rising prescription drug costs through pricing disclosure mandates, issuing an order calling for further study on the matter.

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