November 26, 2013
Clean Energy Honors Veterans
On Veteran’s Day, flags lined the rows at the Massachusetts National Veterans’ Cemetery in Bourne, honoring our state’s fallen heroes. In the background, the cemetery’s wind turbine stood tall.
In honor of celebrating Veteran’s Day earlier this month, we at MassCEC would like to thank all our veterans for their service to our country and highlight some connections between veterans and our growing clean energy sector.
As a booming sector of the Massachusetts economy, the clean energy ecosystem places great value on the skills that veterans bring to the table. (The clean energy sector in Massachusetts grew by 11.8 percent last year.) A recent Greentech Media article by Michael Baskin highlights a unique pipeline between returning veterans and the clean energy industry – quite possibly “the opportunity of a century.”
Massachusetts clean energy companies like Digital Lumens in Boston have committed to employing veterans – in fact, as of this month 10 percent of their workforce are veterans. We hope other Massachusetts clean energy companies will follow their lead and look out for this opportunity – from this skilled and dedicated workforce.