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Monthly Archives: September 2012

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.

New Trees Grow in Springfield Posted on Sep 14

New Trees Grow in Springfield

Ted Dobbin Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Ted's Bio Following the devastation of last year’s tornadoes, which destroyed an estimated 4,000 trees, Springfield residents decided to step up to the plate and rebuild their neighborhoods. ReGreen Springfield created the Tree Planting   …Continue Reading New Trees Grow in Springfield

Moove over, Fossil Fuels! Posted on Sep 14

Moove over, Fossil Fuels!

Lisa Capone Deputy Director – Green Communities Division Department of Energy Resources View Lisa’s Complete Bio   The clean energy future looks (and sounds) like this: red barns atop a hillside rippling with ripening corn, workers in dusty boots and jeans, and the bellow of   …Continue Reading Moove over, Fossil Fuels!

Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree Posted on Sep 12

Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

Susan S. Kaplan Director of Marketing &Stakeholder Engagement, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio Planting a deciduous tree on the west or south side of your house can provide shade that will help keep it cool in the summer, which may reduce your   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

Meet me at the Meet-Up Posted on Sep 6

Meet me at the Meet-Up

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 strength of the Massachusetts clean energy ecosystem is a testament to the work we’ve done together from town to town   …Continue Reading Meet me at the Meet-Up