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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.
MassCEC provides seed investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are at working at their peak – which can also mean a spike in their energy expenses. Fortunately, there are innovative Massachusetts clean energy companies that specialize in reducing business’ fuel and power costs.
One such company is Boston-based XL Hybrids. This video by Bloomberg TV shows how XL Hybrids retrofits commercial vans and trucks, often used for deliveries, with hybrid technology. By capturing the energy wasted in braking, their technology allows vehicles to decrease fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent on urban or suburban routes. The start-up has recently landed a deal with Coca-Cola, which according to a recent Boston Globe article will retrofit 100 of their service vans with the technology.
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Topping the clean energy news this week was:
On Monday, Energy and Environmental Affairs Sec. Rick Sullivan joined MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia to announce the 15 participating communities in the new round of Solarize Mass. The announcement was made in front of a large crowd of past and present Solarize volunteers at Atkins Farm in Amherst.