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Category Archives: Green Business

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

Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities! Posted on Jul 25

Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities!

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio Coming to the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in 2009 after more than a decade in Plymouth town government, including four years as town manager, I saw great promise in the budding new Green   …Continue Reading Hats off to Massachusetts’ 103 Green Communities!

Rooftop Solar Challenge: Making solar more affordable, accessible Posted on May 14

Rooftop Solar Challenge: Making solar more affordable, accessible

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio Using the sun to power our homes, businesses, and government buildings has come a long way in Massachusetts. Solar capacity has increased 30-fold since 2007, when Governor Patrick set his goal of installing 250   …Continue Reading Rooftop Solar Challenge: Making solar more affordable, accessible

Patriots of the clean energy revolution cutting greenhouse gasses Posted on Apr 30

Patriots of the clean energy revolution cutting greenhouse gasses

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 With new science emerging on the health impacts of fossil fuel consumption and increases in extreme weather and storm events relating   …Continue Reading Patriots of the clean energy revolution cutting greenhouse gasses

Video of the Week Posted on Apr 27

Video of the Week

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio We continue today with our brand new Video of the week series, which each week highlights a video or two about clean energy in the Commonwealth. Today we bring you   …Continue Reading Video of the Week

Video of the Week Posted on Apr 18

Video of the Week

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio Today we are starting a new Video of the Week series in which we highlight a clean energy video from the Commonwealth. With so many great clean energy stories happening across the   …Continue Reading Video of the Week

Energy by the numbers: 2.7 Million Posted on Apr 12

Energy by the numbers: 2.7 Million

Since the Green Communities Act was passed in 2008, 86 communities in the Commonwealth have been officially designated as a Green Community – that means more than 2.7 million Massachusetts residents are living in a municipality that have met five clean energy benchmarks.

Infographic: Clean Energy in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 13

Infographic: Clean Energy in Massachusetts

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio You can download the text of this infographic here.

Energy efficiency services available to businesses Posted on Mar 12

Energy efficiency services available to businesses

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Interested in investing in energy efficiency to cut costs and reduce energy use at your business? If so, you should know that energy efficiency services, incentives and technical assistance are   …Continue Reading Energy efficiency services available to businesses

Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893 Posted on Feb 28

Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Since 2008, 86 Massachusets cities and towns have received a combined total of $17,689,893 in Green Communities grant awards for clean energy projects in their community.  These grants have helped fund projects that are   …Continue Reading Energy By the Numbers: $17,689,893