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Mass. energy chief highlights growth, more opportunity for renewables

Sam Bonacci |

The ongoing growth of renewable energy in Massachusetts and the jobs and independence it creates were highlighted by the state's secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs...

DCU, Hub firm team up for $100M solar loan program

John Agoglia |

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), and Sungage Financial, a Boston-based platform that provides homeowners with access to low-cost solar financing, have initiated a $100 million residential solar...

Energy costs help push down U.S. import prices

Falling prices for oil and natural gas from abroad helped push down prices for U.S. imports last month, marking a third straight monthly drop for products coming from other countries, the labor...

Commercial food waste ban rolled out in Massachusetts

The state continued its roll-out of a first-in-the-nation commercial food waste ban aimed at increasing food donations and boosting renewable energy and composting.

Gas prices fall to lowest point of 2014

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down six cents from last week to their lowest point this year as prices at the pump continue to fall, according to AAA Southern New England.

Ameresco completes two landfill conversions in Calif.

John Agoglia |

Framingham-based energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco Inc. joined with local California officials and energy industry leaders last week to commemorate the completion of two...

Gov. Patrick touts continued green energy job growth


For the third straight year, jobs in the Massachusetts clean energy industry experienced double-digit growth, increasing by 10.5 percent between July 2013 and 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick announced...

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Despite recent setbacks, analysts hopeful for AMSC’s future

Emily Micucci |

It may not have profits, but AMSC, of Devens, does have prospects. Analysts say the troubled clean energy technology company is not in dire straits, but needs to execute on current orders and sign...

Technology powers Worcester's Smart Grid pilot

Sam Bonacci |

Outside National Grid's Sustainability Hub on Main Street in Worcester, an electric car charges while a host of energy-efficient appliances inside sit ready to respond to wireless signals to shut...

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