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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.

Energy efficiency services available to businesses Posted on Mar 12

Energy efficiency services available to businesses

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Interested in investing in energy efficiency to cut costs and reduce energy use at your business? If so, you should know that energy efficiency services, incentives and technical assistance are   …Continue Reading Energy efficiency services available to businesses

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

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

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!)

How to make the most of farm energy projects Posted on Feb 1

How to make the most of farm energy projects

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry's Complete Bio If you have been following this blog, you are already aware that the Patrick-Murray Administration has set ambitious renewable energy and efficiency goals for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  If you are   …Continue Reading How to make the most of farm energy projects

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: 72 Posted on Jan 13

Energy By the Numbers: 72

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Five years ago, Massachusetts had just 3.5 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed. Today, thanks to the leadership of the Patrick-Murray Administration, there are now 72 MW of solar power capacity installed   …Continue Reading Energy By the Numbers: 72

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

ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose Posted on Jan 4

ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose

Dan Burgess Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources View Dan's Complete Bio Old brick mill complexes are abundant along major rivers in New England.  These historic buildings, once major hubs of manufacturing, often sit empty for years as it can be difficult for property   …Continue Reading ARRA 101: Old Mill, New Purpose