Energy Smarts

Working to create a cleaner energy future for Massachusetts

Author Archives:

Posts by Author

Massachusetts Oysters Go Solar

Massachusetts Oysters Go Solar posted on Mar 27

As aquaculture continues to expand here in the Commonwealth, aquaculturalists using traditional land-tied technology have often found themselves competing for space with other commercial and recreational uses of littoral waters. This new and improved FLUPSY, now free from a shore-based energy source, allows siting of shellfish nurseries in more remote, less controversial areas.

High School Students Get an Introduction to Clean Energy

High School Students Get an Introduction to Clean Energy posted on Mar 15

Bright high school students from the Boston Public Schools visit the Mass. Clean Energy Center as part of the Boston Private Industry Council’s Job Shadow Day and learn about MassCEC’s role in the clean energy sector.

Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center

Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center posted on Mar 14

Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On Dec. 11, I was given a tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, where engineers test wind turbine blades from all over the world. The center, which can handle   …Continue Reading Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center

Header Template – Stephanie Mernick

Header Template – Stephanie Mernick posted on Mar 14

Stephanie Mernick Market Development and Support Division Co-op at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Stephanie’s Bio  

Mass. Data Center Tees Up Innovation in Clean Energy, Sets Standard for Energy Efficiency

Mass. Data Center Tees Up Innovation in Clean Energy, Sets Standard for Energy Efficiency posted on Mar 11

A just-completed high performance computing center in Holyoke will help Massachusetts stay at the forefront of discovery and innovation, and demonstrate clean energy leadership through application of efficient data center design and technology.

Saving Energy With Your Holiday Gifts

Saving Energy With Your Holiday Gifts posted on Jan 7

Did you get some sort of new electronic gadget as a holiday gift? If you did, you have a new, easy opportunity to save energy in your home.

Cleaning Up Your Woodstove

Cleaning Up Your Woodstove posted on Jan 4

DOER and MassCEC launched a $100,000 pilot incentive program to assist residents to trade in their inefficient wood, wood pellet, or coal-burning stoves for safer, more efficient, and cleaner models. Qualifying residents can get a voucher of either $1000 or $2000 (depending on income) to replace older, non-EPA certified stove models with high efficiency stoves that use less wood and release fewer particulates into the air

The Cost of Staying Warm

The Cost of Staying Warm posted on Dec 18

This heating season will be the most expensive on record for those residents who use heating oil to warm their homes. If you look at recent pricing data for Massachusetts, it’s easy to see that heating oil prices have gone up over the past few years in comparison with natural gas prices, which have actually dropped.

Deer Island Tour

Deer Island Tour posted on Dec 12

Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On December 3, 2012, I was given a tour of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) facilities at Deer Island. Kristen Patneaude, my tour guide and project manager for the MWRA, showed   …Continue Reading Deer Island Tour

“Home MPG” Provides Easy-to-Grasp Energy Score

“Home MPG” Provides Easy-to-Grasp Energy Score posted on Dec 7

Home MPG – a cooperative initiative between DOER and Mass Save – provides a no-cost Energy Performance Score (EPS) that rates the building’s energy characteristics – rather than occupants’ life-style – much like a vehicle MPG rating, and allows comparison between area homes based on the structures’ expected energy use and carbon emissions.