Clean Power Blog


June 30, 2015

A Different Kind of "Alternative" History

Micaela Allen, Communications Fellow You don’t have to travel too far into the future to find clean energy alternatives being used in everyday life. In fact, you can even travel to the past. Historical pasts are meeting sustainable futures at several famous landmarks worldwide, which are now being... READ THE FULL POST

June 22, 2015

Scholarships Announced for Clean Tech, Water Innovation MassChallenge Finalists

Sally Griffith, Project Manager There are a lot of great ideas out there that could prove transformative. With over 150 universities and a strong culture of research and development in Massachusetts, our state already has the right conditions to develop breakthroughs in clean energy and water... READ THE FULL POST

June 19, 2015

Women in Cleanweb

Chelsea Mattioda, Business Development Fellow Computer science and technology have the vast potential to modernize problem-solving processes in all sectors, and yet women are consistently underrepresented in both the developer and cleantech communities. The time has come to focus on women in... READ THE FULL POST

The crew of Keystone Tower Systems pose with their wind turbine tower as it is tested.
June 16, 2015

Testing Taller Wind Turbines — By Breaking Them Apart

  Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow Donning hard hats and protective goggles, in a 4,000 square-foot research lab packed with steel and concrete, a team of Northeastern University researchers is preparing for failure. You know, the structural kind. At the... READ THE FULL POST

June 08, 2015

Stormwater: to Fee or Not to Fee?

Chelsea Mattioda, Business Development Fellow The average person does not think much about how we manage a stormwater event, but this is a challenge municipalities in Massachusetts and the U.S. are being forced to confront. In urban and suburban areas, stormwater tends to flow over non-porous... READ THE FULL POST

June 02, 2015

Megadroughts vs. the Water Revolution

Cayman Somerville, Innovation Fellow Unique regional climates create the niche conditions for certain species’ habitats. For example, the greater roadrunner is exclusive to the southwestern United States, where it lays its eggs among bushes or cacti and preys upon desert insects, spiders and... READ THE FULL POST

May 28, 2015

The Toyota Mirai: Driving Our Energy Future

Micaela Allen, Communications Fellow The future of clean transportation is here, and its name is Mirai. Leave behind everything you know about traditional alternative fuel vehicles, because the newly-launched Toyota Mirai is driving the future of clean... READ THE FULL POST

May 26, 2015

Innovative Communities and Massachusetts as a First Customer: The Public-Private Push for Cleantech

Maeghan Lefebvre, Project Administrator Massachusetts is well-known for its rich tech sector. According to the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s 2014 State of Technology Report, the state’s tech... READ THE FULL POST

May 18, 2015

10,000 Solar Rebates Awarded!

Lila Sevener, Solar Fellow The MassCEC Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program has awarded over 10,000 rebates to Massachusetts residents, totaling over $28 million toward solar for homes and businesses. The success of this program... READ THE FULL POST

April 30, 2015

Save Up To $2,250 – Replace Your Woodstove Now

Sarah Braun, Renewable Thermal Programs Fellow Improve air quality. Save money. Protect your health. You can burn less wood and reduce emissions by 70 percent when you replace your non-EPA certified stove with a cleaner, more efficient model. And if you act now, MassCEC will help! On April 10,... READ THE FULL POST