Cities & Towns at the Forefront of Massachusetts Energy Leadership
Local leadership -- cities and towns -- has been central to Massachusetts' success in clean energy; particularly energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics.
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.
Agriculture — A Canary in the Coal Mine for Climate Change
The agricultural sector accounts for fourteen percent — or as much as twenty-five percent if you include agriculture-driven deforestation — of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, agriculture may be one of the greatest tools we have for mitigating climate change, and Massachusetts can lead that charge.
Massachusetts Oysters Go Solar
As aquaculture continues to expand here in the Commonwealth, aquaculturalists using traditional land-tied technology have often found themselves competing for space with other commercial and recreational uses of littoral waters. This new and improved FLUPSY, now free from a shore-based energy source, allows siting of shellfish nurseries in more remote, less controversial areas.
High School Students Get an Introduction to Clean Energy
Bright high school students from the Boston Public Schools visit the Mass. Clean Energy Center as part of the Boston Private Industry Council’s Job Shadow Day and learn about MassCEC's role in the clean energy sector.
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 blades up to 90 meters...
Mass. Data Center Tees Up Innovation in Clean Energy, Sets Standard for Energy Efficiency
A just-completed high performance computing center in Holyoke will help Massachusetts stay at
the forefront of discovery and innovation, and demonstrate clean energy leadership through application of efficient data center design and technology.
Saving Energy With Your Holiday Gifts
Did you get some sort of new electronic gadget as a holiday gift? If you did, you have a new, easy opportunity to save energy in your home.
Cleaning Up Your Woodstove
DOER and MassCEC launched a $100,000 pilot incentive program to assist residents to trade in their inefficient wood, wood pellet, or coal-burning stoves for safer, more efficient, and cleaner models. Qualifying residents can get a voucher of either $1000 or $2000 (depending on income) to replace older, non-EPA certified stove models with high efficiency stoves that use less wood and release fewer particulates into the air
The Cost of Staying Warm
This heating season will be the most expensive on record for those residents who use heating oil to warm their homes. If you look at recent pricing data for Massachusetts, it’s easy to see that heating oil prices have gone up over the past few years in comparison with natural gas prices, which have actually dropped.