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Monthly Archives: July 2010

At Mayval Farm, everything’s up to date Posted on Jul 31

At Mayval Farm, everything’s up to date

Gerry Palano Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio It doesn’t take long to feel the heritage at Mayval Farm in Westhampton, the last operating dairy farm in that town. With a history rich in farming tradition that goes back to 1778   …Continue Reading At Mayval Farm, everything’s up to date

Keeping Cool, Part Three Posted on Jul 30

Keeping Cool, Part Three

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy ResourcesView Susan’s Complete Bio Here are some more ideas for using less energy, managing your energy bills, and reducing your impact on climate change during the hot weather. * When buying a room air conditioner,   …Continue Reading Keeping Cool, Part Three

Keeping Cool, Part Two Posted on Jul 29

Keeping Cool, Part Two

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio Do you know that a typical U.S. household spends almost 20 percent of its utility bill on cooling? To make your dollars go further, you can take several low cost   …Continue Reading Keeping Cool, Part Two

Keeping Cool, Part One Posted on Jul 28

We’re all looking for ways to keep cool this steamy summer. But as we turn on our fans and air conditioners, we’re also increasing our bills. If you don’t want your cooling efforts to cost you a bundle, you can take some simple actions to   …Continue Reading Keeping Cool, Part One

Cider Hill Farm: Agricultural Clean Energy Pioneers Approach Zero Net Energy Use Posted on Jul 15

Cider Hill Farm: Agricultural Clean Energy Pioneers Approach Zero Net Energy Use

Gerry Palano Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio When Karen and Glenn Cook, owners of Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, attended a 2005 workshop on “Small Wind for Farms,” little did they know that here a journey would begin towards   …Continue Reading Cider Hill Farm: Agricultural Clean Energy Pioneers Approach Zero Net Energy Use

Re-Store Opening – Recovery Funds at Work Posted on Jul 15

Re-Store Opening – Recovery Funds at Work

Frank Gorke Director, Energy Efficiency Division, Department of Energy Resources View Frank's Complete Bio I recently had the pleasure of joining some of my colleagues at the groundbreaking for the new ReStore at Warwick Street in Springfield, and I was impressed with what we’re seeing   …Continue Reading Re-Store Opening – Recovery Funds at Work

A clean energy future in my backyard Posted on Jul 1

A clean energy future in my backyard

Frank Gorke Director, Energy Efficiency Division, Department of Energy Resources View Frank's Complete Bio There’s so much great activity happening around the Commonwealth as we build our clean energy future that it’s hard to keep track, so I shouldn’t have been surprised to find a   …Continue Reading A clean energy future in my backyard