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National Grid unveils semi-transparent Worcester solar panels

National Grid's Sustainability Hub unveiled a semi-transparent solar awning on Friday, which National Grid says is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.

Mass. receives an F on lead pipe disclosures

State House News Service |

Massachusetts received a failing grade in a new national report assessing lead pipe disclosure policies in the states.The Environmental Defense Fund...

Worcester's drought downgraded

Worcester will downgrade its drought alert status to Stage 1 -- a less severe level but one that still comes with water-use restrictions on businesses -- as reservoir conditions have improved.

Solect acquires Northeast division of rival

Grant Welker |

Solect, a Hopkinton solar energy developer and installer, has bought the Northeast division of industry rival Brightergy, Solect announced Tuesday.

Mass. needs carbon pollution fees


Among the concerns of human rights and security, President Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are doing little to continue the progress we've made for low-cost efficiency and local clean...

New England electricity prices hit 13-year low

Matt PIlon |

New England's wholesale electricity prices last year fell to their lowest level since 2003, according to grid operator ISO New England.

Framingham's Ameresco sees profits soar to $12M last year

Renewable energy and energy efficiency company Ameresco of Framingham had its net income rise to $12 million last year, from $844,000 the prior year.

Week in review

In the span of only a few days, a Worcester restaurant owner was charged with drug-dealing, a...

Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

Brad Kane |

The local, national and global economies will likely see accelerated growth in 2017, assuming they work through the uncertainties created by shifting federal policies, according to an economist...

Sevcon shareholder loses shakeup bid

Grant Welker |

An attempt by a 20-percent owner of Southborough electric vehicle components company Sevcon to overhaul its board of directors failed at a shareholder vote this month.

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