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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893 Posted on Feb 28

Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Since 2008, 86 Massachusets cities and towns have received a combined total of $17,689,893 in Green Communities grant awards for clean energy projects in their community.  These grants have helped fund projects that are   …Continue Reading Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893

ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three Posted on Feb 23

ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Last week, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) reached it's third year anniversary. Since 2009, the Patrick-Murray Administration has prudently invested Massachusetts' federal stimulus funds with thousands of clean energy projects completed as a   …Continue Reading ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three

A clean tech career challenge Posted on Feb 21

A clean tech career challenge

Jim Bowen Clean Energy Sector Development Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Jim's Complete Bio Last month, I went to local energy storage company FastCAP Systems' Research and Development Lab in Boston's Innovation District to talk with a group of about 30 Boston Public Schools   …Continue Reading A clean tech career challenge

Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings Posted on Feb 13

Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings

Kenneth Kimmell Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) View Ken's Bio On Jan. 17, an independent panel of scientific experts released a report entitled “Wind Turbine Health Impact Study:  Report of the Independent Panel”  and we're holding three meetings (two this week) to collect public feedback about the report. MassDEP and the   …Continue Reading Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings

2012: Time for the new (and improved!) Posted on Feb 10

2012: Time for the new (and improved!)

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio Here we are, already in the second month of the New Year. If you were impacted by the tornadoes last year in western and central Massachusetts, you know that months later, residents of Monson,   …Continue Reading 2012: Time for the new (and improved!)

How to make the most of farm energy projects Posted on Feb 1

How to make the most of farm energy projects

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio If you have been following this blog, you are already aware that the Patrick-Murray Administration has set ambitious renewable energy and efficiency goals for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  If you are   …Continue Reading How to make the most of farm energy projects