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Category Archives: Green Business

Massachusetts Clean Tech at the Top Posted on Jun 17

Last week Massachusetts was ranked No. 2 in the nation for clean tech in Clean Edge Inc.’s 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index, joining the numerous other accolades the state has been racking up in recognition of the enormous strides we have made in staking a claim towards global leadership in clean technology.

Red Sox Pitch In to Combat Climate Change on Earth Day Posted on Apr 22

Red Sox Pitch In to Combat Climate Change on Earth Day

The Boston Red Sox purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from this year’s Earth Day game.

Agriculture — A Canary in the Coal Mine for Climate Change Posted on Apr 5

Agriculture — A Canary in the Coal Mine for Climate Change

The agricultural sector accounts for fourteen percent — or as much as twenty-five percent if you include agriculture-driven deforestation — of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, agriculture may be one of the greatest tools we have for mitigating climate change, and Massachusetts can lead that charge.

Massachusetts Oysters Go Solar Posted on Mar 27

Massachusetts Oysters Go Solar

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.

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.

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

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

Seven Clean Tech Bay State Companies Hit The Top 100

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.

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

One Month Left to “Go Solar” at Discounted Rates

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

Meet me at the Meet-Up Posted on Sep 6

Meet me at the Meet-Up

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 strength of the Massachusetts clean energy ecosystem is a testament to the work we’ve done together from town to town   …Continue Reading Meet me at the Meet-Up

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