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Central Mass. electrician union adds 30 members

The IBEW Local 96, a Worcester union for electrical workers, added 30 new members in 2017 to bring the union's membership to 371.

After tax law, National Grid to reduce rate increase request

State House News Service |

National Grid will seek a smaller rate hike in Massachusetts than it originally requested, the utility company said Thursday, citing the benefit of the recent federal tax reform bill.

WBJ names the 2018 Best of Business Award winners

Brad Kane |

If you're looking for good companies and organizations to help your business prosper, we recommend you take a look at this list.

Eversource to lower rates after new tax law

State House News Service |

Some Eversource customers who braced for higher charges could end up paying less for their electricity after the energy company proposed changes based on the new federal tax law.

Five C-Mass towns to receive $758K as green communities

Five Worcester County towns have will receive a total of $758,345 after achieving Green Communities designation by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

Yatco Energy brothers buy Worcester gas station for $2.8M

Zachary Comeau |

The three brothers who run Northborough wholesale fuel distributor Yatco Energy have purchased the Yankee Food Mart and gas station on Route 12 in Worcester for $2.8 million.

Mass. gasoline prices fall 3 cents

Zachary Comeau |

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to fall -- this time three cents to $2.43 per gallon -- after a spike due to a nasty hurricane season this fall.

Off-shore wind developers make pitches for state contracts

State House News Service |

Vying for a long-term contract for the first Massachusetts offshore wind farm, energy companies made their pitches to state officials Wednesday.

AG Healey appeals Eversource $220M rate hike

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday appealed the Department of Public Utilities' decision to approve Eversource's electric rate increase, specifically targeting the 10-percent...

Clean energy sector adds more jobs

State House News Service |

The clean energy industry added over 4,000 new jobs in the past year, easily outpacing overall employment growth in Massachusetts, according to a new report.

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