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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

VT Wants to Get More Clean Energy into Power Grid

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's going to encourage his five New England counterparts to work with the company that manages the regional power grid to take better advantage of the fast expanding sources of clean electricity across the region.

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New England News
12:44 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Addressing Berkshires' Energy Costs

People can learn more about energy saving programs and incentives at open houses like this one in North Adams City Hall.
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Businesses and individuals in Western Massachusetts are learning about a variety of options to address energy costs.

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New England News
1:48 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Northeast Environmental Groups Determine Highest Polluting Power Plants

The Mystic Generating Station near Boston, MA.
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As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, environmental groups are looking at ways to prevent a similar weather event.

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New England News
2:10 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Crane & Co. Unveils New Hydroelectric Turbine

Crane & Co. employees turning on the newly commissioned hydroelectric turbine at the Byron-Weston Mill in Dalton.
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Paper manufacturer Crane & Co. is going back to its roots in Dalton, Massachusetts. 

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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
6:53 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Federal Court Decision Could Affect Biomass Industry

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not have the authority to put a "biogenic carbon deferral" into place in 2011 that would postpone regulating the carbon emissions from biogenic sources for three years.

The temporary deferral was set to expire in 2014, when EPA is due to release a decision on the future regulations of biomass energy after the results of a 3-year study on carbon emissions associated with bioenergy sources.

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New England News
1:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Greenfield Passes Moratorium on Biomass Energy Plants

The town council of Greenfield, Massachusetts has voted to approve a 14-month moratorium on industrial biomass power generators and all waste-to-energy projects until September, 2014.

It’s believed that the 14 month moratorium on industrial size biomass burning and all waste to energy projects in Greenfield is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.   Eleven members of the 12-member town council approved the moratorium, with one member abstaining.

The vote came after a petition was submitted to the town council with a large amount of support from town residents.

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North Country News
11:48 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Senate Moves Forward On Controversial Renewable Energy Bill

Vermont Statehouse

The Vermont Senate moved a controversial energy bill forward Tuesday after removing most of the provisions causing problems.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Energy Bill Draws Critics

Vermont Statehouse
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Legislation that began as a proposed three-year moratorium on wind development in Vermont is drawing the ire of environmental and renewable energy advocates.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Lawmakers and Advocates Focus on Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Some lawmakers in Montpelier are focusing on climate change and renewable energy this week.  An advocacy group is releasing a renewable plan while testimony is given on how climate change is impacting business.

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