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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

Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects Posted on Jul 26

Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects

The morning of July 10 was gray and gloomy at the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s (MWRA) Deer Island wastewater treatment plant, but a giant American flag, affixed to an anaerobic digester (AD) pod rising out of the mist, seemed to aptly mark the proceedings. State   …Continue Reading Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects

Worcester environmental director named White House Champion of Change Posted on Mar 21

Worcester environmental director named White House Champion of Change

Phil Guerin was named a “White House Champion of Change” in a West Wing ceremony on February 15. Three levels of government – federal, state and local – brought an energy project to life. Guerin, the City of Worcester’s Director of Environmental Systems for the Department of Public Works and Parks, was the key “person-on-the-ground” who brought project to a successful conclusion in the form of a 135 kw solar array that provides electricity to an energy intensive water filtration plant.

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