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Hopkinton architects create highest LEED-rated building in Massachusetts

Sam Bonacci |

The firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects announced that its recently completed project for Subaru of New England in Norwood has achieved the LEED Platinum rating with 86 points, making it the...

Framingham firm secures $25M energy contract

Sam Bonacci |

Energy efficiency company Ameresco has inked a $24.7-million contract for deep retrofits to 12 federal buildings in five U.S. cities.

Outsourced Ideology: Sending the dirty work of clean energy north

Laura Finaldi |

Unable and unwilling to install the necessary infrastructure for renewable energy, Central Mass. has teamed with the rest of southern New England to pay far-flung locations to help meet the region's...

Beacon Hill keeps solar working … for now

SEAN GALLAGHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A legislative log-jam blocking billions of dollars in solar investment to Massachusetts' economy was broken this month but there's still more work to be done.

Study predicts shift towards wind, hydro will save consumers money

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A new study on the impact large-scale hydro and wind power imports could have on the Massachusetts energy market predicts significant savings for consumers.

Westborough co. provides solar energy storage to Japan

Sam Bonacci |

NEC Energy Solutions has provided a large-scale energy storage system that will help make better use of the energy generated by a large solar-powered plant in Japan.

Kinder Morgan pipeline suspension 'game changer' for Mass. energy debate

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Kinder Morgan suspending work on its controversial gas pipeline project will allow for a broader debate about the state's energy mix.

QCC connects to W. Brookfield solar

Worcester's Quinsigamond Community College has connected to a new solar array in West Brookfield, an arrangement that will allow the college to save on electricity costs without having to install...

C. Mass gets $30K for stormwater compliance

Laura Finaldi |

The Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition received $50,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for new state stormwater permit requirements set by the U.S.

Pilgrim Nuclear Station gets closing date

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The company that owns Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth plans to refuel in 2017 and then cease operations on May 31, 2019.

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