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We are in the process of changing blogging platforms to bring you a more interactive and user friendly experience. Please excuse our radio silence from June 22-June 30 and stay tuned for the new blog on July 1. Follow our new blog at the same address - energy.blog.state.ma.us/blog/ - starting... Continue reading
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Organizing an energy committee is a key step for cities and towns seeking to implement more effective clean energy and energy efficiency improvements. Continue reading
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Last week Massachusetts was ranked No. 2 in the nation for clean tech in Clean Edge Inc.’s 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index, joining the numerous other accolades the state has been racking up in recognition of the enormous strides we have made in staking a claim towards global leadership in clean technology. Continue reading
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On Wednesday, June 5, the Massachusetts National Energy Education Development (NEED) Youth Awards ceremony was held in the State House. Seven schools, one district and one exceptional student were chosen for their efforts towards environmental sustainability and community outreach. Continue reading
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DOER intern developed content for a new website that is a tool for Massachusetts educators to explore clean energy concepts as a way to bring math and science lessons together in a stimulating, engaging context. Continue reading
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Local leadership -- cities and towns -- has been central to Massachusetts' success in clean energy; particularly energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics. Continue reading
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The Boston Red Sox purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from this year’s Earth Day game. Continue reading
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The agricultural sector accounts for fourteen percent — or as much as twenty-five percent if you include agriculture-driven deforestation — of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, agriculture may be one of the greatest tools we have for mitigating climate change, and Massachusetts can lead that charge. Continue reading
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As aquaculture continues to expand here in the Commonwealth, aquaculturalists using traditional land-tied technology have often found themselves competing for space with other commercial and recreational uses of littoral waters. This new and improved FLUPSY, now free from a shore-based energy source, allows siting of shellfish nurseries in more remote, less controversial areas. Continue reading
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Bright high school students from the Boston Public Schools visit the Mass. Clean Energy Center as part of the Boston Private Industry Council’s Job Shadow Day and learn about MassCEC's role in the clean energy sector. Continue reading
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Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On Dec. 11, I was given a tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, where engineers test wind turbine blades from all over the world. The center, which can handle blades up to 90 meters... Continue reading
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A just-completed high performance computing center in Holyoke will help Massachusetts stay at the forefront of discovery and innovation, and demonstrate clean energy leadership through application of efficient data center design and technology. Continue reading
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Did you get some sort of new electronic gadget as a holiday gift? If you did, you have a new, easy opportunity to save energy in your home. Continue reading
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DOER and MassCEC launched a $100,000 pilot incentive program to assist residents to trade in their inefficient wood, wood pellet, or coal-burning stoves for safer, more efficient, and cleaner models. Qualifying residents can get a voucher of either $1000 or $2000 (depending on income) to replace older, non-EPA certified stove models with high efficiency stoves that use less wood and release fewer particulates into the air Continue reading
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This heating season will be the most expensive on record for those residents who use heating oil to warm their homes. If you look at recent pricing data for Massachusetts, it’s easy to see that heating oil prices have gone up over the past few years in comparison with natural gas prices, which have actually dropped. Continue reading
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Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On December 3, 2012, I was given a tour of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) facilities at Deer Island. Kristen Patneaude, my tour guide and project manager for the MWRA, showed me their various renewable energy... Continue reading
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Home MPG - a cooperative initiative between DOER and Mass Save - provides a no-cost Energy Performance Score (EPS) that rates the building’s energy characteristics – rather than occupants’ life-style – much like a vehicle MPG rating, and allows comparison between area homes based on the structures’ expected energy use and carbon emissions. Continue reading
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Tamika Jacques Director of Workforce Development at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Tamika's Bio The 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program will again provide opportunities this spring for college students and recent graduates to intern with interested clean energy companies based in Massachusetts. Not only do interns... Continue reading
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What can we do when the temperature plunges to keep our homes more comfortable and spend less on heat at the same time. Continue reading
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The 2012 Leading by Example (LBE) Awards showcased the wide spectrum of government organizations and individuals contributing to the fulfillment of the Patrick-Murray's clean energy goals. Continue reading
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Seven firms headquartered right here in Massachusetts were named to the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list put out the San Francisco-based think tank The Cleantech Group. Continue reading
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Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio You only have until October 31 to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of the Solarize Massachusetts Program. Solarize Massachusetts allows residents and small businesses to access discounts on rooftop solar installations... Continue reading
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Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio With a couple of weeks left before this program’s new October 31 deadline, I’m excited to tell you that our solar bulk purchasing program – Solarize Mass – is already a huge success. Residents... Continue reading