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Easy to Use Web Tool Shows How Massachusetts Uses Energy, Makes Progress on Clean Energy Goals Posted on Jan 5

Easy to Use Web Tool Shows How Massachusetts Uses Energy, Makes Progress on Clean Energy Goals

Do you like data? Are you interested in finding out whether Massachusetts homes use more energy than Massachusetts businesses or how our energy prices compare to other states’? You don’t have to be a data nerd or a policy wonk to answer “yes.” The Department of Energy Resources has just launched an online dashboard to answer these and other questions about how Massachusetts uses energy.

Eight Drivers Help Mass. Win Energy and Environment Race Posted on Nov 18

Eight Drivers Help Mass. Win Energy and Environment Race

Have a look at this year’s LBE award recipients – two state agencies, two municipalities, two higher education entities, and two individual – who demonstrate achievements that produce measurable environmental and energy outcomes.

Support Clean Energy Resources Today for a Better Tomorrow Posted on Jun 10

Energy is complicated, but it’s an issue that impacts each one of us. According to ISO-New England, more than 8,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity — or nearly 25 percent of the region’s generation fleet — is at risk of retiring by 2020. With that   …Continue Reading Support Clean Energy Resources Today for a Better Tomorrow

Clean Energy Game Posted on Apr 3

Clean Energy Game

Marketers are recognizing “gamification” as a way to motivate and engage people. Can games help engage the public about clean energy through content delivery, education, a sense of community, ways to encourage behaviors?

Dovetailing Energy and Environment Posted on Sep 3

Dovetailing Energy and Environment

Can noise from a nearby wind farm make you sick? Can clean energy slow climate change? Energy and environmental concerns have always been difficult to separate. In 2007, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to recognize the interdependence of energy and environment when the Patrick   …Continue Reading Dovetailing Energy and Environment

Water-Smart Energy Posted on Aug 9

Water-Smart Energy

America has an energy problem. Many aging U.S. power plants are nearing the end of their operational lives. Following decades of reliance on fossil fuels, where do states turn next for their electric power – an issue magnified by the looming threat of global climate   …Continue Reading Water-Smart Energy

Massachusetts Schools Honored for Energy, Sustainability Achievements Posted on Jun 12

On Wednesday, June 5, the Massachusetts National Energy Education Development (NEED) Youth Awards ceremony was held in the State House. Seven schools, one district and one exceptional student were chosen for their efforts towards environmental sustainability and community outreach.

New Opportunities for K-12 Energy Education in Massachusetts Posted on May 26

DOER intern developed content for a new website that is a tool for Massachusetts educators to explore clean energy concepts as a way to bring math and science lessons together in a stimulating, engaging context.

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.

Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center Posted on Mar 14

Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center

Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On Dec. 11, I was given a tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, where engineers test wind turbine blades from all over the world. The center, which can handle   …Continue Reading Photo Tour of MassCEC’s Wind Technology Center