Longmeadow and Springfield teaming up to apply to state solar power program

THE HOME ARE STILL ABLE TO STAY THERE. ASHLEY: LONGMEADOW IS PARTNERING WITH SPRINGFIELD TO APPLY FOR A STATE SOLAR POWER PROGRAM. 22NEWS REPORTER HECTOR MOLINA EXPLAINS WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS AND WHY IT COULD MEAN MORE MONEY IN YOUR WALLET HECTOR: ACCORDING TO LONGMEADOW’S SOLAR COACH, GENERATING MORE ELECTRICITY THAN YOU’RE USING THROUGH SOLAR […]

New solar incentives for municipal utility customers in western Massachusetts

NA, 22NEWS. CIARA: SOLAR POWER INCENTIVES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MORE HOMES HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEOROLOGIST KELLY REARDON IS HERE TO TELL US.. YOU HAVE ALMOST A YEAR TO APPLY. KELLY REARDON: THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES AWARDED MORE THAN $772,000 TO ADMINISTER A SOLAR INCENTIVE PROGRAM. THE INCENTIVE COMES […]

A women-led non-profit, Just Roots, celebrates solar power installation

BARRY: THE GREENFIELD COMMUNITY FARM “JUST ROOTS” CELEBRATED ITS SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION TODAY. 22NEWS REPORTER JENNIFER ZARATE JOINS US FROM OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY BUREAU WHERE THE WOMEN-LED NONPROFIT EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY… JENNIFER ZARATE: JUST ROOTS IS LIVING BY EXAMPLE OF MOVING TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY…. THE GREENFIELD COMMUNITY FARM AT JUST ROOTS […]

Proposal requires new housing to support potential solar panel installation

HUMID. HIGHS ASHLEY: SOME LAWMAKERS WANT MORE HOMEOWNERS TO BE ABLE TO HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN. 22NEWS STATE HOUSE REPORTER ELISHA MACHADO TELLS US ABOUT A PROPOSAL THAT COULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR HOMEOWNERS TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS. ELISHA MACHADO: PUTTING SOLAR PANELS ON YOUR HOME CURRENTLY REQUIRES YEARS OF PLANNING AND BUILDING […]

Hampshire Power works to transition towards renewable energy

CIARA: A LOCAL ENERGY SUPPLIER IS MOVING TO PROVIDE 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY TO ITS CUSTOMERS. 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEOROLOGIST ADAM STRZEMPKO IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH HOW THEY’RE DOING IT. ADAM STRZEMPKO: HAMPSHIRE POWER IS WORKING TO TRANSITION ITS CUSTOMERS TO ALL RENEWABLE ENERGY. HAMPSHIRE POWER IS THE ONLY LOCAL NONPROFIT ELECTRICITY SUPPLIER IN […]

Mt. Tom smokestack clean up is underway

TRAFFICKING AND DISTRIBUTION CHARGES. CIARA: EARLIER THIS WEEK… DOZENS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREET TO WATCH THE DEMOLITION OF THE SMOKESTACK AT THE FORMER MOUNT TOM POWER PLANT. 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEOROLOGIST ADAM STRZEMPKO IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE SITE. ADAM: NOW THE PROCESS OF CLEANING UP THE LAND IS UNDERWAY. […]

Eversource’s new 5,000-panel solar facility unveiled in Ludlow

AVOIDED SALES TAXES IN THE PAST. ASHLEY: AS OF TODAY, THERE’S LESS RELIANCE ON FOSSIL FUELS TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THIS MORNING IN LUDLOW, EVERSOURCE ACTIVATED THE FIRST OF ITS NINETEEN SOLAR FACILITIES. THE OTHER 18… MOST OF WHICH ARE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS… WILL COME ON LINE LATER. THE PANELS PROVIDE POWER […]

State award $2.9 million in renewable energy grants

BARRY: MASSACHUSETTS IS CONTINUING ITS MOVE TOWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY. 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEOROLOGIST KELLY REARDON EXPLAINS RECENT GRANTS FROM THE BAKER-POLITO ADMINISTRATION. KELLY REARDON: THE ADMINISTRATION TODAY AWARDED FIVE GRANTS TOTALING NEARLY $2.9 MILLION DOLLARS. THE GRANTS WERE FUNDED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES. ONE OF THE LOCAL COMPANIES TO RECEIVE THE GRANT […]

Plan to speed up transition to 100% renewable energy announced

OF THE ROAD WORK. ASHLEY: ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY ON WAYS TO TRANSITION THE STATE TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY. THE NEWS CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT THE HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN AMHERST. THE RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENDA INCLUDES MORE THAN 30 POLICIES THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO REDUCE ENGERGY CONSUMPTION AND POWER […]

Even homes with solar panels experience some power outages

REPORTING FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, TW 22NEWS. ASHLEY: YOU MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MANY THAT LOST POWER FROM THIS WEEKEND’S POWERFUL STORM. 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEOROLOGIST ADAM STRZEMPKO LETS US KNOW WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE DARK EVEN IF YOU HAVE SOLAR PANELS. ADAM: THE REASON WHY YOU STILL […]