Clean Power Blog


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... READ THE FULL POST

July 22, 2014

A Sunny Day in Harvard

Last month, state and local officials joined Harvard residents and volunteers to celebrate the opening of the Harvard Solar Garden, which allows residents and small business owners whose properties are not well-suited for solar to ‘plug in’ to a community-owned solar project. The project was a long... READ THE FULL POST

2014 World Cup in Brazil
June 26, 2014

A Green World Cup

Large-scale sporting events have never historically been particularly environmentally friendly. The combination of transportation, increased population, large-scale construction and the pressure of strict deadlines typically means massive energy use, with tons of carbon being released into the air... READ THE FULL POST

June 23, 2014

Celebrating the Future of Massachusetts Innovation

A couple Fridays back, the MassCEC offices were buzzing with excitement - and not just in anticipation of the weekend. Governor Deval Patrick joined the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the... READ THE FULL POST

June 20, 2014

A Dairy Good Clean Energy Source

More than 200 years ago, the Barstow family built a dairy farm on a plot of land in Hadley. Earlier this month, the family celebrated another milestone on their sixth-generation farm - the start-up of... READ THE FULL POST

June 15, 2014

A Solarizing Success

With just a couple weeks left before the deadline, communities participants in the latest round of the Solarize Mass are making a final push ensure as many residents and businesses can lock in discounted rates for solar electric systems. Solarize Mass, now in its fourth... READ THE FULL POST

June 04, 2014

Winning Women in Clean Energy

Women have been making significant contributions to science since the very beginning, like Emilie du Chatelet, author of the standard French translation of Newton’s Principia Mathematica or... READ THE FULL POST

June 04, 2014

Filling the Summer Jobs Gap

A recent article in the Boston Globe described the difficulties that teenagers and young adults face while searching for a summer job. Massachusetts... READ THE FULL POST

April 28, 2014

Celebrating Patriots' Day with Solarize Lexington and Bedford

Patriots' Day may not carry the same significance around the country, but in Massachusetts, and especially the historic town of Lexington, it's an important time to recognize the events that helped shape our country's future.  Last... READ THE FULL POST

EPA Director Gina McCarthy and Energy Sec. Ernest Moniz at Fenway Park.
April 23, 2014

Fenway Park Goes Green

Williams and Pesky. Pedroia and Ortiz. Moniz and McCarthy? Though their names might not be as renowned around Yawkey Way, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy were at Fenway Park Tuesday night with a purpose as noble as the pursuit of World... READ THE FULL POST