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Mass. energy summit to focus on cutting costs

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will host an energy summit to bring together experts in the field for discussions on ways to reduce energy costs and improve the state's competitiveness.

Coakley said businesses have frequently cited high energy costs as a major challenge for them to compete against companies in other states. She said the summit will focus on finding solutions to mitigate the costs of energy on businesses and families, while advancing the state's leadership in clean energy policies.

Nearly 200 elected officials, energy and environmental experts, clean energy advocates and business leaders are expected to attend.

The summit is scheduled for Monday at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood.