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Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy Posted on Jul 9

Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy

Since 2008, Massachusetts has made enormous strides in the field of renewable energy. While you are probably familiar with solar panels and wind turbines, there are many more options that are friendlier to the environment than fossil fuels. With the ability to turn organic waste   …Continue Reading Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy

Massachusetts Schools Honored for Energy, Sustainability Achievements Posted on Jun 12

On Wednesday, June 5, the Massachusetts National Energy Education Development (NEED) Youth Awards ceremony was held in the State House. Seven schools, one district and one exceptional student were chosen for their efforts towards environmental sustainability and community outreach.

New Opportunities for K-12 Energy Education in Massachusetts Posted on May 26

DOER intern developed content for a new website that is a tool for Massachusetts educators to explore clean energy concepts as a way to bring math and science lessons together in a stimulating, engaging context.

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

High School Students Get an Introduction to Clean Energy

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.

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

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

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 Posted on Jan 7

Saving Energy With Your Holiday Gifts

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.

Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work Posted on Nov 16

Putting Clean Energy Interns to Work

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

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

Leading By Example Awards Winners Contribute To Clean Energy Goals

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.

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

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

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

Wood is Heating Homes Again – But Cleaner and More Efficiently Posted on Aug 16

Wood is Heating Homes Again –  But Cleaner and More Efficiently

Daniel Hubbell Marketing & outreach intern, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Dan's Bio Some of my earliest memories revolve around standing in front of the cast iron stove in my living room, or helping my father find the wood to fill it on autumn   …Continue Reading Wood is Heating Homes Again – But Cleaner and More Efficiently