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Category Archives: Wind

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

Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings Posted on Feb 13

Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings

Kenneth Kimmell Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) View Ken's Bio On Jan. 17, an independent panel of scientific experts released a report entitled “Wind Turbine Health Impact Study:  Report of the Independent Panel”  and we're holding three meetings (two this week) to collect public feedback about the report. MassDEP and the   …Continue Reading Wind turbine health impact report upcoming meetings

2012: Time for the new (and improved!) Posted on Feb 10

2012: Time for the new (and improved!)

Mark Sylvia Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio Here we are, already in the second month of the New Year. If you were impacted by the tornadoes last year in western and central Massachusetts, you know that months later, residents of Monson,   …Continue Reading 2012: Time for the new (and improved!)

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 By the Numbers: 44 Posted on Dec 28

Energy By the Numbers: 44

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio This week on the blog, we are launching a new effort to highlight some of the amazing clean energy and energy efficiency efforts happening across Massachusetts. To do this, we’re going to   …Continue Reading Energy By the Numbers: 44

Keep current with clean energy newsletters Posted on Oct 4

Keep current with clean energy newsletters

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Previously on this blog, I shared Twitter accounts you can follow to get up-to-the-minute information on clean energy in Massachusetts. In this post, I’m going to fill you in on which state   …Continue Reading Keep current with clean energy newsletters

ARRA 101 Posted on Sep 20

ARRA 101

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio If you are a regular reader of this blog or a clean energy aficionado, you may know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the largest clean energy   …Continue Reading ARRA 101

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

Celebrating energy independence Posted on Jul 14

Celebrating energy independence

Mark Sylvia Director, Green Communities Division, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) View Mark's Bio The recent Fourth of July holiday marked the 235th anniversary of America’s independence. From California to Maine, long-standing traditions of parades, fireworks, and family cookouts were observed over the extended weekend.   …Continue Reading Celebrating energy independence

Wind energy on the North Shore Posted on Jun 22

Wind energy on the North Shore

Steven Clarke EEA Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Steven Clarke's Bio In March of 2011, several trucks drove slowly through Ipswich carrying components for a wind energy turbine. The road was flanked with people of all ages,   …Continue Reading Wind energy on the North Shore