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Yearly Archives: 2012

The Cost of Staying Warm Posted on Dec 18

The Cost of Staying Warm

This heating season will be the most expensive on record for those residents who use heating oil to warm their homes. If you look at recent pricing data for Massachusetts, it’s easy to see that heating oil prices have gone up over the past few years in comparison with natural gas prices, which have actually dropped.

Deer Island Tour Posted on Dec 12

Deer Island Tour

Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On December 3, 2012, I was given a tour of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) facilities at Deer Island. Kristen Patneaude, my tour guide and project manager for the MWRA, showed   …Continue Reading Deer Island Tour

“Home MPG” Provides Easy-to-Grasp Energy Score Posted on Dec 7

“Home MPG” Provides Easy-to-Grasp Energy Score

Home MPG – a cooperative initiative between DOER and Mass Save – provides a no-cost Energy Performance Score (EPS) that rates the building’s energy characteristics – rather than occupants’ life-style – much like a vehicle MPG rating, and allows comparison between area homes based on the structures’ expected energy use and carbon emissions.

Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work Posted on Nov 16

Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work

Tamika Jacques Director of Workforce Development at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Tamika's Bio The 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program will again provide opportunities this spring for college students and recent graduates to intern with interested clean energy companies based in   …Continue Reading Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work

It’s Getting Cold Out – Spend Less & Stay More Comfortable Posted on Nov 8

It's Getting Cold Out - Spend Less & Stay More Comfortable

What can we do when the temperature plunges to keep our homes more comfortable and spend less on heat at the same time.

Leading By Example Awards Winners Contribute To Clean Energy Goals Posted on Nov 1

Leading By Example Awards Winners Contribute To Clean Energy Goals

The 2012 Leading by Example (LBE) Awards showcased the wide spectrum of government organizations and individuals contributing to the fulfillment of the Patrick-Murray’s clean energy goals.

Seven Clean Tech Bay State Companies Hit The Top 100 Posted on Oct 26

Seven Clean Tech Bay State Companies Hit The Top 100

Seven firms headquartered right here in Massachusetts were named to the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list put out the San Francisco-based think tank The Cleantech Group.

Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize Posted on Oct 10

Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize

Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio You only have until October 31 to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of the Solarize Massachusetts Program.  Solarize Massachusetts allows residents and small businesses to access   …Continue Reading Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize

One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates Posted on Sep 28

One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates

Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio With a couple of weeks left before this program’s new October 31 deadline, I’m excited to tell you that our solar bulk purchasing program – Solarize Mass – is   …Continue Reading One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates

A Tornado’s Path to Energy Efficiency Posted on Sep 18

A Tornado’s Path to Energy Efficiency

Enter ReBuild Western Massachusetts (“ReBuild”) is a partnership between the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Thanks to a combination of federal stimulus and state funding, ReBuild put millions of dollars on the table in the form of grants for any homeowner (who can also take advantage of zero interest bank loans), business owner or municipality that can document tornado damage.