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Yearly Archives: 2011

Massachusetts Ranked No. 1 in Energy Efficiency, tops California Posted on Nov 9

Massachusetts Ranked No. 1 in Energy Efficiency, tops California

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 We’ve had some terrific news about our efforts leading the clean energy revolution and it’s time for a victory lap. On   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Ranked No. 1 in Energy Efficiency, tops California

Don’t be afraid of the toaster Posted on Oct 31

Don’t be afraid of the toaster

Haley Hillesland Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Haley's Bio This Halloween, the usual spooky suspects are not witches or zombies or Frankenstein. Instead, the suspects are a little less obvious: it’s your coffee maker, microwave, cell phone charger, printer,   …Continue Reading Don’t be afraid of the toaster

ARRA 101: Measuring energy, saving money Posted on Oct 27

ARRA 101: Measuring energy, saving money

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Imagine being able to look online to see how much energy a building has been using at any point during the day or night. Did someone leave the lights or air conditioning   …Continue Reading ARRA 101: Measuring energy, saving money

EcoBuilding Bargains: energy efficiency in Springfield Posted on Oct 13

EcoBuilding Bargains: energy efficiency in Springfield

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 Patrick-Murray Administration has set ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals for the Commonwealth.  In fact, we have adopted energy   …Continue Reading EcoBuilding Bargains: energy efficiency in Springfield

Keep current with clean energy newsletters Posted on Oct 4

Keep current with clean energy newsletters

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Previously on this blog, I shared Twitter accounts you can follow to get up-to-the-minute information on clean energy in Massachusetts. In this post, I’m going to fill you in on which state   …Continue Reading Keep current with clean energy newsletters

‘Topping Off’ at a top nonprofit in Lowell Posted on Sep 29

‘Topping Off’ at a top nonprofit in Lowell

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell is making great progress on its stimulus-funded energy efficiency renovation. Last week, Governor Patrick and community leaders gathered to celebrate the placement of the   …Continue Reading ‘Topping Off’ at a top nonprofit in Lowell

Harvesting the sun for hot water on farms Posted on Sep 23

Harvesting the sun for hot water on farms

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio Jess Cook, Berkshire of Pioneer RC&D (BPRC&D), program manager for our Massachusetts Farm Energy Program and Devon Whitney-Deal of Communities Involved with Sustainable Agriculture (CISA) contributed to this post. The Farm   …Continue Reading Harvesting the sun for hot water on farms

ARRA 101 Posted on Sep 20

ARRA 101

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio If you are a regular reader of this blog or a clean energy aficionado, you may know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the largest clean energy   …Continue Reading ARRA 101

Sutton students whacky over solar energy powering their school Posted on Sep 16

Sutton students whacky over solar energy powering their school

Elise Avers Clean Energy Fellow for Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Guest Blogger  Just a few years ago, the staff at the Simonian Center for Early Learning in Sutton had to place buckets throughout the building to collect water that was leaking through their   …Continue Reading Sutton students whacky over solar energy powering their school

Studying clean energy at Boston College High School Posted on Sep 7

Studying clean energy at Boston College High School

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is having a lasting and positive impact on education institutions and young people all across Massachusetts.  Less than a year ago, Boston College High   …Continue Reading Studying clean energy at Boston College High School