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Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work

Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work posted on Nov 16

Tamika Jacques Director of Workforce Development at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Tamika's Bio The 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program will again provide opportunities this spring for college students and recent graduates to intern with interested clean energy companies based in   …Continue Reading Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work

It's Getting Cold Out - Spend Less & Stay More Comfortable

It’s Getting Cold Out – Spend Less & Stay More Comfortable posted on Nov 8

What can we do when the temperature plunges to keep our homes more comfortable and spend less on heat at the same time.

Leading By Example Awards Winners Contribute To Clean Energy Goals

Leading By Example Awards Winners Contribute To Clean Energy Goals posted on Nov 1

The 2012 Leading by Example (LBE) Awards showcased the wide spectrum of government organizations and individuals contributing to the fulfillment of the Patrick-Murray’s clean energy goals.

Seven Clean Tech Bay State Companies Hit The Top 100

Seven Clean Tech Bay State Companies Hit The Top 100 posted on Oct 26

Seven firms headquartered right here in Massachusetts were named to the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list put out the San Francisco-based think tank The Cleantech Group.

Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize

Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize posted on Oct 10

Alicia Barton McDevitt CEO and Executive Director at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Alicia's Bio You only have until October 31 to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of the Solarize Massachusetts Program.  Solarize Massachusetts allows residents and small businesses to access   …Continue Reading Step-by-Step Guide to Solarize

One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates

One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates posted on Sep 28

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

A Tornado’s Path to Energy Efficiency posted on Sep 18

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

New Trees Grow in Springfield posted on Sep 14

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!

Moove over, Fossil Fuels! posted on Sep 14

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!

Back to School - SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students

Back to School – SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students posted on Aug 29

Tom Witkin Marketing and Collaboration, Department of Energy Resources (DOER)  View Tom’s Bio Schools across the Commonwealth have designed programs that include energy and environment-related themes ranging from energy efficiency to recycling to renewable energy.  These initiatives − which include extensions to mandatory K-12 science curricula –   …Continue Reading Back to School – SAGEE and NEED bring energy and environmental education to students