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WPI wins $1.1M to boost nuclear research

Rick Saia |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $1.1 million in federal grants to help revitalize the nuclear power industry, the school announced Monday.

Mass. gas prices drop 10 cents

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to drop, having fallen 10 cents since last week, according to AAA Southern New England.

National Grid to build more solar in Mass.

Sam Bonacci |

National Grid will more than triple its solar-power generation capabilities in Massachusetts with an additional 16 megawatts of energy at 19 sites to be built in the next year, the utility announced...

Sevcon posts Q4 loss despite jump in revenue

Emily Micucci |

Southborough-based Sevcon posted an operating loss of $94,000 in its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks to one-time expenses. But the maker of microprocessor-based controls for electric and hybrid...

Baker urged to continue solar energy support

An environmental advocacy group, backed by hundreds of local officials throughout Massachusetts, is urging Governor-elect Charlie Baker to support the continued growth of solar energy.

100 firms join energy-buying collaborative

More than 100 businesses have signed on to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC) to reduce energy costs by joining in on bulk purchases of power and natural gas, the...

Central Mass. may see smaller gas pipeline

Sam Bonacci |

The planned natural gas pipeline that is now being shifted a few miles over the border into New Hampshire may not spell the end of Kinder Morgan's efforts to expand the flow of the fuel in the region.

Baker must continue to shine the state's spotlight on solar

BEN HELLERSTEIN and MARK DURRENBERGER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Two car dealerships in Westborough — Dan's Jeep and Westborough Mitsubishi — installed 441 rooftop solar panels, with anticipated savings of more than $500,000 in electricity...

Gas pipeline to go through N.H., bypass Central Mass.

Sam Bonacci |

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) has announced that it plans to bypass Central Massachusetts and route the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire instead.

Westborough firm to implement $3M school energy upgrade

NORESCO, an energy efficiency company based in Westborough, will implement a $3 million in energy improvements to seven schools at a district in northern California.

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