Electricity

Power lines down on Gover Road on Millbury after Tropical Storm Irene. (Photo courtesy: AP/Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Paul Kapteyn)

State Rep. Wants Utilities To Give Rebates To Customers Who Lose Power

A state legislator wants the utilities to give customers rebates if they lose power for an extended period of time.

09/01/2011

Utility Crews work to get the power back on after Irene.

Communication Breakdown? Powerless Residents Complain

Two days after Irene swept through our state many are still in the dark, including one family whose son is battling diabetes.

08/30/2011

Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

Crews Tackle Outages, Power Still Out For 175,000 In Mass.

More than a quarter of a million Massachusetts electric customers and another 35,000 New Hampshire customers are still without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

08/30/2011

Raymond C Richer school is among those closed because of power outages caused by Irene.

Irene Forces Several Towns To Postpone First Day Of Classes

Widespread power outages are forcing several school districts to postpone the first day of classes.

08/30/2011

Holbrook (credit: Karen Delrosso)

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power After Irene

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were still without power Monday, a day after Tropical Storm Irene hit New England.

08/29/2011

(credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

NStar To Buy Power From Three Land Wind Farms

Massachusetts regulators have approved deals by the state’s second-largest utility to buy power from three land wind farms.

08/20/2011

Solar Panels

Winchester Among Mass. Towns Investing To Make Solar Energy Affordable

The town of Winchester is one of just four Mass. communities involved in a new program that makes solar affordable.

07/21/2011

Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

The heavy, wet snow from the April Fools’ storm brought down power lines Friday, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.

04/01/2011

(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Curious About Alternative Energy Sales

What happens when someone comes to your home trying to sell you electricity? That’s going on in the Boston area and some of you are telling us you’re feeling misled.

03/16/2011

Cape Wind

Report Gives Wind Power Big Boost

A new study says wind has the potential to supply nearly a quarter of New England’s power within the decade. But massive grid upgrades would be needed to handle that much more wind energy.

12/18/2010

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