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Northeast Utilities (NU) has appointed James W. Hunt as vice president of regulatory affairs and community relations. He comes to NU after having most recently served as chief of environment and energy for the City of Boston.

In his new role, Hunt will lead all of NU's regulatory-affairs and community-relations activities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. His duties will include guiding and overseeing the company's day-to-day interactions with state utility regulators and local officials, as well as developing and implementing community relations and economic development strategies.

During his time as Boston's chief of environment and energy, Hunt’s duties included overseeing several municipal agencies; advocating before state and federal officials and regulatory agencies to advance key energy priorities for the city; and directly managing issues such as citywide energy policy and planning, enactment of new green building and energy codes and regulations, and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Prior to that, Hunt served with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as assistant secretary for environmental review, assistant secretary of government relations and public affairs, and legislative director.



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