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Yearly Archives: 2012

Das Haus Posted on Jul 30

Das Haus

Daniel Hubbell Marketing & outreach intern, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Dan's Bio Every now and again I hear a homeowner utter the phrase “A man’s home is his castle.” In some ways it’s a comforting thought. Coming home after a long hard day   …Continue Reading Das Haus

Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions Posted on Jul 27

Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Be an energy champion in your workplace! Making small adjustments and implementing change in your office can save energy while cutting down on bills.  Lighting: Replace traditional light bulbs with   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions

Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities! Posted on Jul 25

Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities!

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio Coming to the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in 2009 after more than a decade in Plymouth town government, including four years as town manager, I saw great promise in the budding new Green   …Continue Reading Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities!

Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check Posted on Jul 16

Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio As promised, this week's energy tip will help keep your home within a comfortable range while temperatures soar this week. Having trouble keeping your energy bill low? It may be due to   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check

Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike Posted on Jul 9

Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio When its hot outside, it's easy to let your energy bill get out of control. Keep your costs in check this summer with some simple things you can do around your   …Continue Reading Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike

A cleaner and greener forecast for summer (and beyond) Posted on Jul 5

A cleaner and greener forecast for summer (and beyond)

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Summer is here in Massachusetts, temperatures are soaring to record highs and beach-goers are taking to the coast. As tourists flock to Cape Cod for their summer getaways this year, Provincetown,   …Continue Reading A cleaner and greener forecast for summer (and beyond)

Video: NHL Bruin talks clean energy Posted on Jun 29

Video: NHL Bruin talks clean energy

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio At a recent clean energy event in Boston, Governor Patrick and Secretary Sullivan were joined by the Boston Bruins' defenseman Andrew Ference. Check out the video below to see behind   …Continue Reading Video: NHL Bruin talks clean energy

What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?! Posted on Jun 25

What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?!

David Cash Commissioner, Department of Public Utilities (DPU) View David's Complete Bio Yes, it’s true. It seems rare that “low” and “energy costs” are in the same sentence, but according to a recent headline from Boston.com, the average monthly electric bill in Massachusetts has hit   …Continue Reading What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?!

Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst Posted on Jun 19

Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio There is a lot of climate science research going on at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Researchers at the Climate System Research Center (CSC) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are studying   …Continue Reading Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst

Video: Governor Patrick champions Massachusetts leadership in clean energy Posted on Jun 7

Video: Governor Patrick champions Massachusetts leadership in clean energy

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 Last week I visited a clean energy company in Boston with Governor Patrick who delivered a rousing speech about Massachusetts' leadership on clean   …Continue Reading Video: Governor Patrick champions Massachusetts leadership in clean energy