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Ameresco buys Acton solar firm

Renewable energy company Ameresco has bought an Acton solar firm, Maximum Solar, to expand its operations to owners of commercial-scale solar projects.

Sterling electrical contractor bought by employees

Sterling-based electrical contractor D.M.H. Electrical Contractors has completed an employee stock ownership plan and is now 100-percent owned by the ESOP.

Gas workers ratify contract, due back to work this month

State House News Service |

National Grid gas workers who have been locked out since June are set to be back on the job later this month.

Tentative agreement reached between National Grid, gas workers

State House News Service |

The prolonged contract dispute and lockout that has riled the natural gas industry and labor and political circles since June could be coming to an end.

Baker signs gas safety bill

State House News Service |

Utilities operating in Massachusetts will face new oversight on natural gas work.

State starts from zero with clean peak energy standard

State House News Service |

State energy officials on Monday determined that zero megawatt hours are being served by clean peak resources during peak load hours in Massachusetts.

Baker signs lockout benefits bill

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday morning signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits for locked-out workers, legislation for which unions of locked-out gas workers have clamored.

AMSC collects final $25M payment over Chinese trade secret theft

Grant Welker |

A Chinese firm the U.S. Department of Justice said stole trade secrets from Ayer renewal energy firm AMSC has made its final settlement payment to the company.

The hospitality industry will keep the Central Mass. buzz going into 2019

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester and the business community has seized on its economic momentum with several new homegrown restaurants and entertainment options debuting seemingly every month.

DPU eases National Grid work moratorium, with conditions

State House News Service |

State regulators are ordering National Grid to have gas work plans reviewed and approved by a certified professional engineer and have imposed a new oversight requirement on the company.

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