Tag: Massachusetts

Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Items that Are Banned From Trash Cans in Massachusetts

November 2, 2022

Via: Waste360

The state of Massachusetts has updated its list of materials and items accepted by trash collection. The updated list has removed mattresses as they are difficult for trash haulers to collect and are made of mostly recyclable materials. Mattresses will […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Study Shows 40 Percent of Massachusetts Waste is Disposed of in Inefficient Ways

September 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

In the state of Massachusetts, there are only 6 active landfills, all of which are expected to be at capacity by the year 2030. Investigating solutions to this problem, an organization called Zero Waste Massachusetts has found that 40% of […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Massachusetts funds cybersecurity training for local governments and schools

March 8, 2022

Via: StateScoop

Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday that 210 local governments and school districts around the commonwealth will receive grants to fund cybersecurity training for their employees. The grants, which have been distributed annually since 2020, will fund training for about 57,000 public-sector […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Eversource Energy: A Progressive Utility With Growing Earnings

September 7, 2021

Via: Seeking Alpha

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) is a utility that transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and supplies water to around 4.3 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The utility sector has lately benefited from several tailwinds. Due to the need […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massachusetts’ Solar Industry Chafes at New Land-Use Restrictions

May 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Massachusetts issued emergency revisions to its main solar support program last month to help an industry struggling with the coronavirus lockdown. But developers say the changes will have opposite their intended effect, causing the cancellation of hundreds of megawatts of […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

MassDEP Awards $2.9M in Grants to Support Statewide Recycling

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The state of Massachusetts has awarded more than $2.9 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 262 municipalities and regional solid waste districts. The grants aim to help communities across the state maximize their organics recycling and waste […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Massive Waste, Recycling Fires Recorded in Massachusetts and South Carolina

August 21, 2019

Via: Waste360

An enormous fire at Thomson Brothers Industries, a recycling center in North Andover, Mass., burned for more than 12 hours overnight on August 20 and continued to smolder into the morning of August 21. CBS Boston reports that firefighters had […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Massachusetts governor puts rival utility in charge of Columbia Gas disaster response

September 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The Columbia Gas incident highlights the delicate balancing act of running a natural gas system while underscoring the inherent risks of the explosive fuel. State fire officials told media outlets Friday they will not know the exact cause of the […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Explosions from gas utility lines kill 1, injure 10 in Massachusetts

September 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The dozens of fires that engulfed homes in Northern Massachusetts highlight the inherent risks of fossil fuel infrastructure and are likely to add to public animus in a region where residents are already critical of the natural gas sector. According […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massachusetts utilities file US-record offshore wind contracts at $65/MWh

August 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. has ample offshore wind capacity — 2,000 GW, by The Brattle Group’s estimate — but until recently, high costs and the lack of robust policy support have kept the industry grounded. The first U.S. offshore wind farm was […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Massachusetts lawmakers press for law banning ‘pipeline tax’

November 6, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would strengthen gas project reviews and make it explicitly illegal to charge electric ratepayers to develop gas infrastructure. Senate Bill 1855 says the DPU “shall not approve any contract for the […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Massachusetts bill would compel utilities to consider non-wires alternatives

June 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering bills that would advance the state’s interest in microgrids and require the consideration of non-wires alternatives before utilities make investments in grid upgrades. The bill, H. 1725, would require utilities to provide “publicly accessible hosting capacity […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

In Massachusetts, utilities take a collaborative approach to EV infrastructure

May 10, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

There are about 6,200 electric vehicles on the roads in Massachusetts, but in less than a decade the state wants to reach 300,000 That means by 2025, the Bay State is targeting a 50-fold increase in zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). The […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massachusetts gears up for offshore wind project bids

May 4, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three companies, including two from Denmark and one based in New England, are preparing to bid on offshore wind supply contracts for Massachusetts utilities that were mandated by the state. Last year the state’s legislature directed Eversource, National Grid, and […]

Electric Utility

Mass. governor signs bill aimed at boosting electric vehicles

January 18, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 13 signed legislation aimed at promoting the sale and use of electric vehicles in the state. According to a news release from Baker’s office, Senate Bill 2505 works to increase access to zero-emission vehicle […]