NSTAR ends green-power option; WRSE recommends switching to a Mass Energy green-power program

Effective July 2015, NSTAR will no longer offer its option to purchase green energy. The good news is that Mass Energy’s green-power programs should be your next stop. Mass Energy is a nonprofit, green-power supplier based in Boston whose green-power programs allow NSTAR customers to support electricity generated from local renewable sources. Mass Energy offers 100% renewable power at a cheaper rate than NSTAR did, and all green-power payments through Mass Energy are 100% tax deductible. Learn more and sign up here! Read More »


Sampling of the media coverage of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline

The Boston media finally takes notice of the hazardous situation facing residents in the densely populated Grove area of West Roxbury in the proposal to put a high-pressure gas pipeline and M&R Station there across from the active, blasting quarry. Among other recent coverage, WBZ TV and the Globe ran excellent pieces outlining the situation, and local cable TV network BNN interviewed WRSE’s Ray Porfilio and Rep. Ed Coppinger on the issue Jan. 23. Read More »

WRSE Rebuttal to Spectra ad mailer on the WR Lateral pipeline

On December 22 and 23, Spectra Energy blanketed West Roxbury with a mailed advertising piece that touts the benefits of the company’s proposal to build a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline called the West Roxbury Lateral into the Grove neighborhood. The advertisement neither tells the whole story of this proposal nor speaks honestly about many of the facts. It is our intent here to provide a fuller picture of the West Roxbury Lateral and fill in the numerous gaps left out of the Spectra Energy ad mailer which are crucial to residents’ understanding the value of the pipeline as well as potential safety and health issues surrounding its current proposed location. Read More »

Spring leaf and yard waste collection ends May 23

Start saving your yard waste now for end-of-the-month collection. Put it out in designated barrels by 7 am on your recycling day starting April 28.. Read More »

WRSE receives grant from NEGEF

We are pleased to announce that WRSE has received a generous grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund so we can continue our efforts in 2014. Thank you to NEGEF! In the coming year we plan to offer additional informative energy-saving and money-saving programs to the community and hope to pursue the launch of a Community Solar Garden in West Roxbury. Stay tuned! Read More »

Leaf and yard waste collection will continue through November 30

Collecting leaf and yard waste for composting saves tax dollars, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and produces compost! Read More »