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Massachusetts Milestone: 15,000 Solar Installations

Massachusetts Milestone: 15,000 Solar Installations posted on Aug 25

Massachusetts has just surpassed an exciting milestone of 15,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, proving that solar energy has become a smart, popular choice here. In fact, as of August 21, there were 15,762 systems installed across Massachusetts, a twenty-fold increase from 2007 when Governor Deval   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Milestone: 15,000 Solar Installations

2013: Massachusetts Has Great Numbers

2013: Massachusetts Has Great Numbers posted on Jan 8

The onset of the New Year allows us to mark a moment in time, reflect on the advances of 2013 and preview what’s to come in 2014. Seven years into the Patrick Administration, we have many great clean energy stories to tell. Here are some   …Continue Reading 2013: Massachusetts Has Great Numbers

Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

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

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 air conditioning use. When the leaves start to fall, it will let more light and warmth   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Plant a tree

When it Comes to Energy, Massachusetts is Abuzz!

When it Comes to Energy, Massachusetts is Abuzz! posted on Oct 28

All around you, investments are being made, savings are being captured, people are working, technology is evolving, and homes and workplaces are becoming more comfortable. Under the Green Communities Act signed by Governor Patrick in 2008, Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas companies have committed to   …Continue Reading When it Comes to Energy, Massachusetts is Abuzz!

Keeping Cool, Part One posted on Jul 28

We’re all looking for ways to keep cool this steamy summer. But as we turn on our fans and air conditioners, we’re also increasing our bills. If you don’t want your cooling efforts to cost you a bundle, you can take some simple actions to   …Continue Reading Keeping Cool, Part One