Energy Smarts

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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saving energy and money with new windows in Hudson Posted on Aug 31

Saving energy and money with new windows in Hudson

Meg Lusardi Deputy Director – Green Communities Division Department of Energy Resources View Meg's Complete Bio Many cities and towns across the Commonwealth own, maintain, and conduct daily business in historically significant buildings. These buildings, while storied, are often difficult to heat and cool during   …Continue Reading Saving energy and money with new windows in Hudson

Summer energy saving tips Posted on Aug 29

Summer energy saving tips

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio It’s still summer, and the sunny months bring a lot of heat.  During these few months, you may be inclined to turn up your air conditioner or turn on some   …Continue Reading Summer energy saving tips

Visiting “green acres” Posted on Aug 23

Visiting “green acres”

Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio Earlier this summer, I traveled to Western Massachusetts with Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan, state legislators, and representatives from the US Department of Agriculture, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), and   …Continue Reading Visiting “green acres”

PROFILE: Eric Friedman, Leading by example Posted on Aug 16

PROFILE: Eric Friedman, Leading by example

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio On the day I meet with DOER’s Leading by Example Director Eric Friedman, the sky is gray outside. His office is dark, but Eric doesn’t stop to turn on the   …Continue Reading PROFILE: Eric Friedman, Leading by example

Waste treatment plant is clean energy central Posted on Aug 10

Waste treatment plant is clean energy central

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant has played a huge part in helping to clean up   …Continue Reading Waste treatment plant is clean energy central

Solar and farming synergy Posted on Aug 5

Solar and farming synergy

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio Sometimes competing interests can cultivate innovation. With demand for fresh, locally grown and raised foods increasing in recent years for consumer supported agriculture (CSAs), farmers markets, farm stand sales, and local   …Continue Reading Solar and farming synergy