July 25, 2014
Honoring the Digest Founder
Every weekday, more than 1,000 people start their day with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest, a daily clean energy newsletter that compiles news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces from the cleantech sector across the nation and around the world.
But it wasn’t always this way.
Back in 2011, Sally Griffith, MassCEC's program manager for knowledge development, started the Digest as a way to keep a handful of MassCEC employees informed about local clean energy news.
Well, word traveled fast that the digest was a reliable and useful source of clean energy happenings. As more and more people at MassCEC signed up they told colleagues from other organizations. Last year, Sally and her team opened the subscriber list to the public and the subscriber list got longer and longer.
As the Digest’s popularity grew, Sally worked hard to include unique and informative pieces from a variety of sources, ensuring a high-quality news product. Digest stories often feature news from national sources including the New York Times, Bloomberg and The Hill, as well as local sources, including the Metrowest Daily News and WBUR.
Over the past few years, Sally has mentored several interns who helped gather news, compose the summaries and produce the Digest each day. It’s become a wonderful opportunity for students to learn quickly what the clean energy issues of the day are, providing them with an education on the industry.
With her MassCEC responsibilities growing in supporting clean energy incubators, producing the Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report and helping municipalities transition away from fossil fuel plants, Sally is turning over the reins of the digest to MassCEC’s communications department, lead by Senior Director Catherine Williams. As of next week, the Digest will be edited by Communications Coordinator Matt Kakley and compiled by Communications Fellow Lindsay McCallum.
We thank Sally for her vision in launching, cultivating and growing this service! What started as an email to a few colleagues has become a go-to clean energy news source for the region.