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Energy bill prospects murky

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Beacon Hill insiders are edgy about whether the long-promised omnibus energy bill will even reach Gov. Baker's desk this year.

$184K in grants to Worcester-area programs

Sam Bonacci |

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has announced the 13 organizations that received $183,500 in grants from the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund.

New England electric prices fell 35% in 2015

Sam Bonacci |

Electricity prices in New England fell by 35 percent in 2015 on the back of plummeting natural gas prices. according to ISO New England.

House energy bill gets mixed review

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The long-awaited House energy bill met significant push back Monday over its limited scope.

Suspended pipeline project 'officially dead'

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

After suspending work in April, Kinder Morgan has fully pulled the plug on its controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project.

Smart Grid pilot at $55M and counting

Laura Finaldi |

At the end of its first year, National Grid's two-year smart meter pilot program in Worcester has exceeded its $46M budget by 21%, with an $830-million bill looming.

New Mass. environmental regulations needed under court ruling

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A unanimous Supreme Judicial Court ruling handed down on Tuesday affirms the state's obligations under a 2008 global warming law and orders state government to create and implement regulations that...

House bill may come in 'south' of Baker hydro number, wind power requests

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The House energy bill will likely come in below Baker's proposal for hydropower procurement and what the offshore wind industry wants to produce and sell to Massachusetts ratepayers.

Court rules gas co. can take Mass. land for pipeline

Sam Bonacci |

A Massachusetts Superior Court has ruled that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company can take part of a state forest in Western Massachusetts by eminent domain for its natural gas pipeline.

Mass. banking on natural gas, renewables to replace retiring plants

Laura Finaldi |

As several thousand megawatts on the New England electric grid prepare to retire, Massachusetts officials are looking to natural gas, hydropower and wind to replace retiring generation and to power...

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