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Massachusetts drought enters fourth week


Water restrictions are going into place in Worcester and other parts of the state as the state enters its fourth week of drought conditions.

Worcester named renewable energy leader

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has been highlighted as one of the state's renewable energy leaders in a new report from the nonprofit Environment Massachusetts.

Pipeline opponents camp, rally at State House


Tents pitched by pipeline opponents, who camped overnight after walking 43 miles to Boston, sprawled across the State House steps ahead of a planned rally Monday.

Marlborough co. handling nuclear plant auction

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough’s Concentric Energy Advisors will be in charge of auctioning off the Tennessee Valley Authority's incomplete Bellefonte Nuclear Plant near Hollywood, Ala., by this October.

Evaluating the price of parking in Worcester

John McIntyre |

With growing signs of downtown revitalization, city and business officials confront subsidized parking rates to improve infrastructure.

Ameresco secures $72M to improve EPA energy efficiency

Sam Bonacci |

Framingham-based Ameresco has received a $72.2-million contract to improve the energy efficiency of four federal buildings in Washington, D.C., including the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental...

Westborough battery firm secures partnership

Sam Bonacci |

Boston-Power has entered into a strategic cooperation with SPI Energy as that company is set to release $500 million in bonds towards building battery capacity for electric vehicles.

Mass. Senate passes energy bill

State House News Service |

An energy bill passed 39-0 by the Senate Thursday evening would require the solicitation of long-term contracts for at least 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2027 as part of an effort to diversify...

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


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

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