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New England News
12:26 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Holyoke Studies Future Use For Mount Tom Power Plant

The end is near for the last coal-fired power plant in western Massachusetts. Mount Tom Station in Holyoke is to shut down by the end of the month bringing a victory for environmentalists and a quandary about what will become of the plant’s property along the Connecticut River.  

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New England News
3:38 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

State Funds Hybrid Technology Retrofit To Daycare Vehicle Fleet

A van owned by Square One of Springfield, MA that has been retrofitted to a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain with $50,000 provided by a state program
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Massachusetts has awarded the first grant from a new state program to put more hybrid or electric vehicles on the state’s roads.  A Springfield-based child care agency is leading the way, converting its fleet of vans to hybrid technology.

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Maeve Vallely Bartlett announced that a fleet of vans owned by Square One will be retrofitted to run on  hybrid gasoline-electric technology with the help of a $50,000 grant from the state.

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New England News
5:09 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities

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This week, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency that promotes the advancement of renewable energy in the commonwealth, announced that it will contribute $1 million to help affordable housing developments save energy costs by becoming more efficient.

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New England News
12:00 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Massachusetts Ranks Second In National Clean Energy Report

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The recently released 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index published by Clean Edge Incorporated, has ranked Massachusetts second behind only California in an overall ranking that scores states on measures to promote energy efficiency, industry policy, technology development and capital investment.

New York also made the top 10 and was ranked 4th.

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New England News
12:48 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials announced yesterday a new target for solar energy installation in the commonwealth.

In his first term, Governor Patrick set a goal of reaching 250 megawatts of solar energy installed statewide by 2017. That goal has been reached four years early, prompting the Patrick-Murray Administration to set a new target of 1.6 gigwatts of solar power by 2020. 

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan said that the rate of solar installation is increasing rapidly.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Community Corner: Alicia Barton, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced that ten communities in the commonwealth will participate in a new round of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Solarize Mass program, which encourages small businesses and home owners to invest in solar energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Alicia Barton.

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