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Category Archives: Green Living

Spartan’s solar story Posted on Aug 7

Spartan’s solar story

Christie Howe Project Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Christie's Complete Bio Greenfield is a hotbed of sustainable action, including its designation as a Green Community, numerous residential and commercial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and more recently a great deal of solar thermal activity.  As   …Continue Reading Spartan’s solar story

Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light Posted on Aug 2

Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio   credit: estarlights The Sponsors of Mass Save, including Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil and Western Massachusetts Electric Company have created the ENERGY STAR LIGHTS catalog to offer discounted energy-efficient   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Find the right light

Das Haus Posted on Jul 30

Das Haus

Daniel Hubbell Marketing & outreach intern, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Dan's Bio Every now and again I hear a homeowner utter the phrase “A man’s home is his castle.” In some ways it’s a comforting thought. Coming home after a long hard day   …Continue Reading Das Haus

Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions Posted on Jul 27

Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Be an energy champion in your workplace! Making small adjustments and implementing change in your office can save energy while cutting down on bills.  Lighting: Replace traditional light bulbs with   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Office energy solutions

Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check Posted on Jul 16

Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio As promised, this week's energy tip will help keep your home within a comfortable range while temperatures soar this week. Having trouble keeping your energy bill low? It may be due to   …Continue Reading Energy saving tip of the week: Keep your temperature in check

Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike Posted on Jul 9

Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio When its hot outside, it's easy to let your energy bill get out of control. Keep your costs in check this summer with some simple things you can do around your   …Continue Reading Tip of the week: How to keep your energy bills low when temperatures spike

What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?! Posted on Jun 25

What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?!

David Cash Commissioner, Department of Public Utilities (DPU) View David's Complete Bio Yes, it’s true. It seems rare that “low” and “energy costs” are in the same sentence, but according to a recent headline from Boston.com, the average monthly electric bill in Massachusetts has hit   …Continue Reading What?! Did you say my electric bills are going down?!

Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst Posted on Jun 19

Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio There is a lot of climate science research going on at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Researchers at the Climate System Research Center (CSC) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are studying   …Continue Reading Video: Climate change research center at UMass Amherst

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