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Court allows class-action suit against Unitil

Sam Bonacci |

A class-action lawsuit against Unitil Corp. over its handling of a crippling ice storm in 2008 has been allowed to proceed by a Worcester Superior Court judge.

Baker aide: Bid for more solar will minimize ratepayer impacts

COLIN A. YOUNG STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

As solar energy advocates rallied on the steps of the State House Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said his administration will file legislation concerning the solar power net metering cap...

Beaton: Hydropower key to meeting state emissions target

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Passage of the hydropower bill Gov. Charlie Baker filed with the Legislature earlier this month will be "truly essential" if the state is to meet the emissions reduction goals of its...

Shopping malls add electric-vehicle chargers

Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough and the Auburn Mall are among 12 shopping sites in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that have added charging stations for drivers of electric vehicles, the...

Mass. Senate lifts solar cap as part of climate change bill

BY MATT MURPHY AND ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

In an effort to help facilitate the state's goal of developing 1,600 megawatts of solar power by 2020, the Senate voted Thursday to raise the cap on the amount of solar power that can be sold back to...

Hydropower and overtime laws

Gov. Charlie Baker's recently filed bill to boost the state's supply of hydropower (Baker bill...

Baker's push for hydropower

During his final year in office, former governor Deval Patrick urged lawmakers to require Massachusetts to get more of its electricity from hydropower. This month, his successor renewed...

Region’s wholesale power price plummets in June

Mild weather, weak demand and low average natural gas prices sent June’s wholesale power price to under $20 per megawatt-hour, ISO New England reported Wednesday.

Kinder Morgan board approves new gas pipeline for Mass.

Sam Bonacci |

The board of Kinder Morgan, the parent company of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), has voted to move forward with a gas pipeline expansion project from New York to Massachusetts.

Average Mass. gas price drops 3 cents

A recent drop in crude oil prices helped push down the cost of gasoline three cents last week, according to AAA Northeast.

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