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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Old dam, new technology make for clean energy Posted on May 26

Old dam, new technology make for clean energy

Carter Wall Executive Director, Renewable Energy Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Carter’s Complete Bio A few weeks ago, I joined local Lawrence officials and representatives from the renewable energy company Enel North America to celebrate the completion of a revolutionary new crest gate at   …Continue Reading Old dam, new technology make for clean energy

Thank you to the inaugural class of Green Communities Posted on May 25

Thank you to the inaugural class of Green Communities

Philip Giudice Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources View Philip's Complete Bio Today, I tip my hat to 35 new Green Communities in appreciation of their leadership and what they are doing to serve as a beacon of hope for our energy future. These communities have   …Continue Reading Thank you to the inaugural class of Green Communities

What Makes the Crops Grow and Powers the Farm? Posted on May 20

What Makes the Crops Grow and Powers the Farm?

Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio Full sun and a strong breeze made for the perfect spring morning for Indian Line Farm - a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in Egremont - to display, celebrate and give thanks to all who   …Continue Reading What Makes the Crops Grow and Powers the Farm?

A Visit to Energy Efficiency Training Sites on the South Coast Posted on May 18

A Visit to Energy Efficiency Training Sites on the South Coast

Marybeth Campbell Workforce Development Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Marybeth's Complete Bio I learned the meaning behind the saying “Seeing is Believing” recently when I visited a few sites training young adults in the field of weatherization. I started with a visit to PACE   …Continue Reading A Visit to Energy Efficiency Training Sites on the South Coast

Drive Smart, Save Big Posted on May 14

Drive Smart, Save Big

Marc Breslow Director of Transportation and Buildings Policy, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Marc's Complete Bio As we head into the summer driving season, you can cut your gas costs by a quarter or more, and emit less pollution, by “smart driving”   …Continue Reading Drive Smart, Save Big

Tracking Gas Prices and Other Tips for the Summer Driving Season Posted on May 13

Tracking Gas Prices and Other Tips for the Summer Driving Season

Karin Pisiewski Consumer Affairs and SHOPP Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Karin's Complete Bio With Memorial Day fast approaching, so is the summer driving season. If you are like me and do the bulk of your car travel during the summer, you want to   …Continue Reading Tracking Gas Prices and Other Tips for the Summer Driving Season

Ag-Energy Grants Info Sessions Coming Up Posted on May 11

Ag-Energy Grants Info Sessions Coming Up

Gerard Kennedy Director of Agricultural Technical Assistance, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerard's Complete Bio It is pretty remarkable how much interest the agricultural sector has in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. When we first launched our Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program back in 1999,   …Continue Reading Ag-Energy Grants Info Sessions Coming Up

Energy Efficiency and Maple Sugaring Posted on May 6

Energy Efficiency and Maple Sugaring

Gerry Palano Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio Shortly before this year’s shortened maple sugaring season ended, I was fortunate to not only visit a local producer, but also able to “assist” in an afternoon of maple syrup production. My   …Continue Reading Energy Efficiency and Maple Sugaring

Efficiency News from Western Mass Posted on May 5

Efficiency News from Western Mass

Frank Gorke Director, Energy Efficiency Division, Department of Energy Resources View Frank's Complete Bio I had a great swing through Western Mass last week. I got invited by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce  to speak at their Good News Breakfast. This was a top notch   …Continue Reading Efficiency News from Western Mass

How to Save on Your Heating Bills (Part 1) Posted on May 3

How to Save on Your Heating Bills (Part 1)

Marc Breslow Director of Transportation and Buildings Policy, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Marc's Complete Bio Heating bills too high? You can change that. Whatever your fuel source – gas, oil, electricity, or propane – the utilities will do a free energy   …Continue Reading How to Save on Your Heating Bills (Part 1)