West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline information

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On Oct. 8 WRSE held a Community Meeting attended by 200 people to discuss residents’ concerns and questions surrounding the proposal to build a high-pressure pipeline near the active quarry in West Roxbury. This new 5-mile spur, being built by Spectra Energy, runs from Westwood through Dedham and into West Roxbury; the current proposal includes building a Metering and Regulating Station across the street from the quarry. Read More »

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Vote Yes on 2: Support the expansion of the Bottle Bill

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According to MASSPIRG, “every year enough bottles get thrown away to fill Fenway Park to the Monster seats” (photo: MASSPIRG). Vote Yes on 2 in November so we can finally update the Bottle Bill to include plastic water bottles and sports drinks. Read More »

Upgrade Your Aging Heating Equipment

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If you heat with forced hot air and your furnace is older than 11 years or with forced hot water or steam and your boiler is older than 29 years, you should consider upgrading your system now with first-time-ever rebates from Mass Save ranging from $750 to $4,000. Read More »

Greenovate Boston Wants to Hear from You

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Boston’s Greenovate program wants your ideas, comments, and input about improving residential efficiency. Please visit engage.greenovateboston.org and help shape Boston’s future by sharing your ideas. You are also invited to attend the Greenovate Boston Community Summit on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm; find additional details here. Read More »

$100 instant rebate on programmable thermostats that save on energy costs

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National Grid is offering instant $100 rebate discounts on the purchase of either of two Wi-Fi programmable thermostats for your home that will help you save energy and save money; according to National Grid, you could save up to $180 annually on your energy costs. To view the offers and order, click here for the Nest Learning Thermostat ($149 after discount) and click here for the Honeywell 8580 Thermostat ($35 after discount). To qualify, you must be a National Grid Massachusetts residential gas-heating customer. Read More »

Wondering what bulb to buy now?

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As the super-energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) become more available and less expensive, they also become increasingly viable options to the much-maligned CFL, or compact flourescent, energy-saving type of bulb. If you want to know more, check out this excellent update from NPR: “In the Dark about Picking a Light Bulb? This FAQ Can Help.” Read More »