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Food Hub has served as incubator for 16 tenants

Grant Welker |

In little more than a year, the Worcester Regional Food Hub in Shrewsbury has attracted 16 tenants.

Proposed bill would eliminate Mass. use of fossil fuels

State House News Service |

Nearly two-thirds of electricity in Massachusetts comes from natural gas, a dynamic that environmental groups and clean energy advocates said Tuesday must change soon.

Mother nature's boom & bust

Businesses with direct exposure to mother nature are living in a less certain environment, and planning for the long game is more important than ever.

Movers & Shakers

Main Street Bank, Women in Business, Inc., and Southbridge Credit Union are among the six companies announcing recent hires and promotions.

Worcester airport contractor fined $168K

Grant Welker |

A Framingham contractor working at Worcester Regional Airport has been fined $167,500 by the state Department of Environmental Protection for wetlands and water-quality violations.

Public, private leaders call for renewable energy push

Zachary Comeau |

Central Massachusetts leaders said at a renewable energy summit in Oakham Thursday the state should move to a 100-percent renewable energy solution.

Health care ombudsman could cut through state's red tape, industry says

State House News Service |

Navigating different sets of regulations and state offices poses a challenge to those charged with patient care in Massachusetts, health care experts and officials say.

Harvard firm's solar microgrid half-powers Mass. island

Zachary Comeau |

A Harvard solar company announced Wednesday a solar array on Cuttyhunk Island provided more than half of the island's electricity during its busy summer season.

RGGI states emissions reduction agreement

State House News Service |

The nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative consortium has settled on a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from the region's power plants by 2030.

State approves expansion to create $210M Medway power plant

Zachary Comeau |

A state board has approved Exelon's proposed 200-megawatt expansion of its existing Medway facility after more than two years of deliberation.

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