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Grant program seeks to expand efficient energy use

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Gov. Charlie Baker wants the state to explore other ways of extending the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs to Bay Staters who lack the means to shell out resources for the...

Enviro. groups give Baker a "C" for energy work

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Gov. Charlie Baker's administration for the second straight year received a middling, but passing grade from leading environmental and energy advocacy groups in 2016.

Aquarion files for first water rate increase in six years

Aquarion Water Co., which owns and operates water systems for Oxford and Millbury, has filed for a water rate increase for its entire Massachusetts service area, its first in six years.

On clean energy, Moody's says Mass. is ahead of NY

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Massachusetts is on track to score a renewable energy win over New York, according to Moody's Investors Service, which said the Bay State will close in "much faster" on the clean energy progress...

Do not eschew the green economy

While the clean economy has insulation against President Donald Trump's policies aimed to loosen environmental enforcement, there are still reasons for concern.

UMass Memorial to cut $24M in energy costs

UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester is expected to save a total of $24 million in energy and operational costs through an energy performance contract with Siemens, as well as other efforts.

Pilgrim Nuclear Station fuels for last time

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Pilgrim Nuclear Station began powering down Sunday morning so that it can refuel for the last time.

Mass. greenhouse gas emissions fall again

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Greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts decreased from 2013 to 2014, continuing a decade-long trend, according to the latest state data.

Seaman Paper takes soft steps toward sustainability


Taking “Soft Steps Forward” might sound like a philosophy that comes naturally in the satin tissue industry, but for Seaman Paper in Gardner, taking a soft approach is no simple matter.

State and trade partners highlight ties

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State and business officials stressed the importance of building bonds across borders as representatives of Canadian, French, Swiss and Haitian governments and companies gathered at the State House...

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