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Lawmakers weigh bill to boost hydro, wind power

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state’s overall energy mix is expected to win approval in the House. The bill slated for debate on Wednesday would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an additional 1,200 megawatts each of Canadian hydroelectricity and offshore wind. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and ...

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Firm suspends plans to build $3.3B natural gas pipeline

BOSTON (AP) — Plans to build a $3.3 billion natural gas pipeline from New York into New England through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire have been suspended. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. announced Wednesday it has decided to stop work on the project. It cited a lack of contracts with gas distribution companies. The company also said New England states ...

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Legislative committee reaches deal on solar power bill

solar energy, solar policy

BOSTON (AP) — A legislative committee has reached a deal on a bill designed to help shape the future of solar energy use in Massachusetts by making it easier to get credit for generating extra power from solar panels. Lawmakers have been debating proposed changes to the state’s net metering program, which allows homeowners, solar developers and municipal governments to ...

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Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England

BOSTON (AP) — Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region. The move is not without doubters, and the question of how to deliver Canadian hydro on ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter was ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter was ...

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