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Monthly Archives: January 2012

What makes up my electric bill? Posted on Jan 31

What makes up my electric bill?

David Cash Commissioner, Department of Public Utilities (DPU) View David's Complete Bio Ever wonder what you’re paying for every month when you get your bill?  There are basically four parts of your electric bill.  1. The Commodity used to make the electricity (Blue).  The commodity –   …Continue Reading What makes up my electric bill?

A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues Posted on Jan 25

A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio This week, President Obama and Governor Patrick both confirmed their visions for our clean energy future. In the State of the Union speech, the President talked about the “promise of clean energy,” and said   …Continue Reading A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues

More winter energy savings tips Posted on Jan 17

More winter energy savings tips

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio With winter drawing to a close we’re bound to get some end of season cold snaps before we get to spring. Sign up to follow our Energy Smarts Twitter feed at   …Continue Reading More winter energy savings tips

Energy By the Numbers: 72 Posted on Jan 13

Energy By the Numbers: 72

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Five years ago, Massachusetts had just 3.5 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed. Today, thanks to the leadership of the Patrick-Murray Administration, there are now 72 MW of solar power capacity installed   …Continue Reading Energy By the Numbers: 72

Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million Posted on Jan 10

Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million

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 One of the things I’m focused on is reducing energy use at state facilities. By investing in energy efficiency, the Patrick-Murray   …Continue Reading Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million

ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose Posted on Jan 4

ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Old brick mill complexes are abundant along major rivers in New England.  These historic buildings, once major hubs of manufacturing, often sit empty for years as it can be difficult for property   …Continue Reading ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose