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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...

National Grid warns of pricey winter for electric customers

John Agoglia |

National Grid customers can expect a bit of sticker shock in their winter electric bills, with costs jumping by as much as 37 percent compared to last year, according to the utility.

World Energy picked for Western Mass. deal

Emily Micucci |

Energy procurement company World Energy Solutions of Worcester has been selected by a utility company to deliver energy conservation services to Western Massachusetts businesses.

Grant issued for Worcester downtown incubator

Emily Micucci |

The Worcester-based Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) has been awarded a $125,000 grant to help establish an incubator in downtown Worcester, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center...

Spectra, Northeast Utilities unveil $3B gas pipeline plan

A $3 billion pipeline project that would increase the flow of natural gas into New England to meet growing demand was announced by Spectra Energy and Northeast Utilities (NU) Tuesday.

AMSC continues to fight Sinovel in Chinese court

Devens-based AMSC said it has broken through another roadblock in the Chinese court system in the company's trade infringement battle with a former customer.

Electric grid operators adjust to changing markets


From a closely guarded control room in Holyoke, analysts forecast the region's electrical usage, directing power plants to fire up or wind down as they strive to maintain a constant level of...

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