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Ad campaign targets utilities in brewing energy debate

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With an expansion of solar incentives bottled up in committee and a battle over a comprehensive new state energy policy looming this spring, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund...

National Grid investing $1.2B in energy efficiency

Sam Bonacci |

National Grid plans to invest just under $1.2 billion into energy efficiency programs over the next three years, with an expected payoff of $3.6 billion in savings for customers.

Business confidence nudges upward to start 2016

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Optimism about the state economy -- bolstered by news that Boston has lured GE away from Connecticut -- helped get 2016 off to a positive start for business confidence despite uneasy financial...

Partnership unites wind, hydro for clean energy bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A group of corporate partners representing the often-times competing interests of hydroelectric, on-shore wind and transmission have forged a new coalition to push lawmakers to embrace policies put...

Budget hearing to take lawmakers around the state

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker's $39.55 billion budget proposal was filed Wednesday and a hearing schedule on the spending plan emerged late Friday. It will take lawmakers From Boston to Amherst, Methuen,...

Divestment group appeals to pension board

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A group seeking divestment of fossil fuel assets from the state pension fund plans to deliver a letter ahead of a meeting of the Pension Reserve Investment Management Board on Tuesday.

Learning the digital economy, the Girl Scout way

Laura Finaldi |

Not too long ago, getting Girl Scout cookies to out-of-state friends and family involved buying and shipping them out yourself. But today, Thin Mints and Samoas are just a click away.

101: Team accountability

SUSAN ShalHoub Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

It's one thing to set goals and priorities for your team in 2016 and each sales quarter within. It's another thing to set up an environment of accountability to give those goals and...

Baker lays out $1B, 5-year economic development plan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday proposed to pour almost $1 billion over the next five years into economic development, housing and job training as part of a strategy to maintain strong job growth in...

Senate passes climate change package

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The state would be required to develop a climate change mitigation plan and meet new long-term carbon emission reduction benchmarks under legislation passed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday.

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