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Rachel Schowalter

Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

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On December 3, 2012, I was given a tour of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) facilities at Deer Island. Kristen Patneaude, my tour guide and project manager for the MWRA, showed me their various renewable energy installations around the island. It was an unexpectedly gorgeous day for December, making it the perfect time to take pictures of wind turbines and solar panels!

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Fish Need Clean Energy, Too posted on Feb 18

Fish Need Clean Energy, Too

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