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Cuttyhunk Island’s Microgrid

The Market at Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Photo: John Phelan, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Elizabeth Islands form a small chain between mainland Massachusetts and the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The westernmost of these has the small community of Cuttyhunk. Because it has only fifty full-time residents, a submarine cable to supply power […]

MA Senate Bill 2545 – Mind Boggling PV Progressive legislation!

The Senate passed S.2545 unanimously – in a decisive bi-partisan message to the House. The bill includes almost everything we could want in a clean energy bill.

The […]

Don’t let Eversource punish people who choose solar!

Don’t let Eversource punish people who install solar panels on their home with confusing new charges. Urge your legislators to stand strong for Massachusetts’ clean energy leadership.

Utilities hate competition. And they have no qualms about trying to […]

Charlie Baker’s Record on Climate Action and Consumer Protection

from Blue Mass Group

Charlie Baker didn’t run for governor on a platform of consumer protection or climate action. But now that he thinks climate change is real and man-made, he talks a lot about his administration’s work on clean energy and climate change, even as his messaging to his base, and his reelection campaign, […]

MA OFFSHORE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PUBLIC FORUM TO BE HELD ON JULY 11, 2017

WHOI and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Environmental Programs will host a discussion on BOEM’s mission to manage development of U.S. outer continental shelf energy and mineral resources, with a focus on using the best available scientific research to inform decisions. Presenters will include Dr. William Y. (Bill) Brown, BOEM’s Chief Environmental […]

United States Climate Alliance

The Republican governors of Vermont and Massachusetts have come out in support of the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), joining governors of a growing number of other states.

On June 1, only a short time after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the PCA, several states started taking a stand in […]

PH Mass June meeting

Building the First Multifamily Passive House in Massachusetts PH Mass June 13, 2017 6:30 to 8 PM @ BSA Boston Michelle Apigian and Richard O’Dwyer, ICON Architecture

Conceived as a demonstration project intended to set a replicable standard for high-quality. low-carbon development, The Distilleryis the largest Passive House project in Massachusetts. Located near Boston’s […]

2017 Microgrid and DER Controller Symposium

Hosted by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and MIT Lincoln Labs, the 2017 Microgrid Symposium and Expo will take place on Thursday, February 16 at MIT. The event highlights microgrid controllers, a key component of microgrids, which are high-performing power grids that can separate, or “island” from the broader electricity grid in the event of […]

BOEM and MassCEC Release Marine Wildlife Survey Results to Guide Offshore Wind Development

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Wind Energy Areas Avoid High Concentrations of Protected Species 10-25-2016 WASHINGTON, Contacts: Tracey Moriarty, 703-787-1571

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announce the results of two new multi-year marine wildlife survey efforts that focus on collecting baseline biological occurrence and distribution data for […]

This Weekend: Co-Op Power Sustainable Energy Summit

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Sustainable Energy Summit at Smith College in Northhampton, MA. You can find more information by clicking here or click on their web ad on the right.