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Don’t be afraid of the toaster

Don’t be afraid of the toaster posted on Oct 31

Haley Hillesland Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Haley's Bio This Halloween, the usual spooky suspects are not witches or zombies or Frankenstein. Instead, the suspects are a little less obvious: it’s your coffee maker, microwave, cell phone charger, printer,   …Continue Reading Don’t be afraid of the toaster

ARRA 101

ARRA 101 posted on Sep 20

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio If you are a regular reader of this blog or a clean energy aficionado, you may know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the largest clean energy   …Continue Reading ARRA 101

More summer energy saving tips

More summer energy saving tips posted on Sep 1

Susan S. Kaplan Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources View Susan's Complete Bio Alas, we all feel the approach of summer’s end. But during these last warm weeks, here are some important energy-saving tips to keep in mind. Install low-flow showerheads, to reduce your   …Continue Reading More summer energy saving tips

Visiting “green acres”

Visiting “green acres” posted on Aug 23

Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio Earlier this summer, I traveled to Western Massachusetts with Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan, state legislators, and representatives from the US Department of Agriculture, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), and   …Continue Reading Visiting “green acres”

Waste treatment plant is clean energy central

Waste treatment plant is clean energy central posted on Aug 10

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 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant has played a huge part in helping to clean up   …Continue Reading Waste treatment plant is clean energy central

Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy

Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy posted on Jun 6

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry’s Complete Bio From a business, as well as an environmental, perspective, many dairy farms across Massachusetts are now ”moo-ving” to become more sustainable through energy efficiency and clean renewable energy technologies. In fact,   …Continue Reading Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy

Solar soars in Wellesley

Solar soars in Wellesley posted on May 26

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio All across Massachusetts, cities, towns, and businesses have benefitted from federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The clean energy projects already completed as a result of this funding   …Continue Reading Solar soars in Wellesley

The world is our wind customer

The world is our wind customer posted on May 25

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 was proud to join Governor Patrick, federal and state officials, and nearly 100 members of the US wind   …Continue Reading The world is our wind customer