Energy Smarts

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Category Archives: Transportation

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.

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 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.

ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three Posted on Feb 23

ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Last week, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) reached it's third year anniversary. Since 2009, the Patrick-Murray Administration has prudently invested Massachusetts' federal stimulus funds with thousands of clean energy projects completed as a   …Continue Reading ARRA 101: The Recovery Act turns three

A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues Posted on Jan 25

A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio This week, President Obama and Governor Patrick both confirmed their visions for our clean energy future. In the State of the Union speech, the President talked about the “promise of clean energy,” and said   …Continue Reading A year in review…the clean energy revolution continues

Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million Posted on Jan 10

Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million

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 One of the things I’m focused on is reducing energy use at state facilities. By investing in energy efficiency, the Patrick-Murray   …Continue Reading Energy efficient lighting project will save $4 million

Follow Friday: The Energy Edition Posted on Jul 15

Follow Friday: The Energy Edition

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan’s Complete Bio Are you looking for the latest energy news and updates in Massachusetts? You have come to the right place. The Energy Smarts blog provides an inside look into state energy policies, stories,   …Continue Reading Follow Friday: The Energy Edition

Using less gas – what you can do and what the state plans to do Posted on Mar 11

Using less gas – what you can do and what the state plans to do

Marc Breslow Director of Transportation and Buildings Policy, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Marc's Complete Bio With gas prices rising toward $4, it’s time to think again about how to reduce our addiction. We have short memories – it’s less than three   …Continue Reading Using less gas – what you can do and what the state plans to do