Many of us living in Massachusetts travel for recreation: skiing in New Hampshire, a summer’s weekend down at the Cape, a camping trip in Amherst woods or even the two-hundred-mile trip from Boston to New York City. For drivers of electric vehicles, these trips averaging …Continue Reading Go the Distance (with a fast charger)
The goals set out by the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) are very aggressive: reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Easy to say, but more complicated to do. Since the Commonwealth’s transportation sector accounts …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Revolution Has Begun
If you want to hear good news about energy in Massachusetts, let me introduce you to two state agencies, two colleges, four municipalities, and two extraordinary individuals. At a late October State House ceremony, the Patrick Administration presented awards to various public entities and individuals …Continue Reading Four Municipalities, Two Universities, Two State Agencies & Two Individuals
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program didn’t get any china or platinum for its 20th anniversary this year. Instead the program’s anniversary gift is pride; pride in the fact that over two decades, nationwide efforts have saved more than 5 billion gallons …Continue Reading Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition – Local Steps Toward Nationwide Success
Reaching the mark set by Criterion 3 for the Green Communities Program may seem like a daunting goal − some municipalities wonder if they can do it. The criterion stipulates that in order for a municipality to be designated a Green Community, it must “Establish …Continue Reading 20% Community Energy Reduction – Is it Possible?
The Boston Red Sox purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from this year’s Earth Day game.
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
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
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.
Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio You can download the text of this infographic here.