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Monthly Archives: December 2010

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 8) Posted on Dec 29

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 8)

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio From avoiding chemical pesticides to recycling, it is easy to be "green" at home. This eighth post in the 96 Ways to Go Green! series suggests a few. For previous   …Continue Reading 96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 8)

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 7) Posted on Dec 22

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 7)

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio Part 7 in this series of 96 Ways to Go Green looks at the many ways to save energy at home, which help to lighten your impact on the planet.   …Continue Reading 96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 7)

Clean Water, Clean Energy Posted on Dec 22

Clean Water, Clean Energy

Carter Wall Executive Director, Renewable Energy Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Carter’s Complete Bio Beginning more than 65 miles from Boston, at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, the remarkable Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water system consists of over 100 miles of tunnels and aqueducts, and   …Continue Reading Clean Water, Clean Energy

This Old (Zero Net Energy) House Posted on Dec 21

This Old (Zero Net Energy) House

Alex Sherman Clean Energy Fellow Department of Energy Resources View Alex’s Complete Bio Preserving historic buildings is important work, but it has often met notable obstacles from an energy efficiency standpoint. Massachusetts happens to have a disproportionate number of historic buildings, which presents an issue   …Continue Reading This Old (Zero Net Energy) House

Happy (and energy efficient) Anniversary, MNLA! Posted on Dec 18

Happy (and energy efficient) Anniversary, MNLA!

Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio This holiday season coincides with the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association’s (MNLA) 100 year anniversary. Over the years, MNLA has partnered with DAR in efforts to combat Asian Longhorned beetles and other invasive   …Continue Reading Happy (and energy efficient) Anniversary, MNLA!

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce – Energy Efficiency Leader Posted on Dec 17

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce – Energy Efficiency Leader

Alex Sherman Clean Energy Fellow Department of Energy Resources View Alex's Complete Bio Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President Joe Bevilacqua is excited about what energy efficiency can do for industry and commerce in his region. He has made it the Chamber’s mission to help   …Continue Reading Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce – Energy Efficiency Leader

UMass Amherst Leads by Example! Posted on Dec 16

UMass Amherst Leads by Example!

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Susan’s Complete Bio Massachusetts’ flagship university is now the flagship for greenhouse gas emissions reductions! Recently honored with a 2010 Leading by Example Award, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has successfully reduced its   …Continue Reading UMass Amherst Leads by Example!

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 6) Posted on Dec 15

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 6)

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio We're up to installment 6 in our series of 96 tips for going "green." Check out these ideas for being water wise. Then, scroll down for installments 1 through 5!   …Continue Reading 96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 6)

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 5) Posted on Dec 8

96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 5)

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio In Part 5 of this series of tips to live green (Scroll down for previous installments!), we delve into paper v. plastic, and related consumer choices. 36. Buy recycled paper   …Continue Reading 96 Ways to Go Green! (Part 5)

PV Progress in Pittsfield Posted on Dec 7

PV Progress in Pittsfield

Philip Giudice Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources View Philip's Complete Bio PV progress is happening everywhere across the Commonwealth. In 2007, a few handfuls of photovoltaic (PV) projects had a peak capacity of about 3.5 megawatts (MW). At the end of 2010, we will have   …Continue Reading PV Progress in Pittsfield