Clean Power Blog


March 26, 2015

Jump-Starting Success at the Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow   When Eric Graham walked through the doors at the 2013 Boston Cleanweb Hackathon, his intentions were strictly business. Working at the time for Next Step Living, a sponsor of the event, Graham’s role at the... READ THE FULL POST

March 18, 2015

Carbon Capture's Dangerous Delay

Last week, a new report from the International Energy Agency gave us all a bit of good news: in 2014, for the first time in 40 years, global emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is widely regarded as the primary contributor to climate change,... READ THE FULL POST

March 12, 2015

Ocean Acidification: Changing Tides, Heavy Consequences

When people think of New England, they think of two things: the American Revolution, and seafood. The character of New England is forever tied to the ocean. The Hub boasts being one of America’s original port cities. From clam chowder to lobster, New Englanders have always enjoyed the benefits of a... READ THE FULL POST

March 10, 2015

An Intern Milestone

During MassCEC's recent Student Clean Energy Symposium held at Boston University, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton announced that our Clean Energy Internship Program... READ THE FULL POST

February 25, 2015

A Leg Up in Your Clean Energy Job Search

Anyone who has searched for a job knows that it can be an uphill battle, and the clean energy sector is not immune.  Part of the difficulty with beginning any job search lies in not knowing where to look, how best to get your information in the hands of an employer or even the first steps that may... READ THE FULL POST

February 23, 2015

Learning from the Mexican Example

In 2012, the Mexican government passed sweeping legislation that included a call for 35 percent of the nation's energy to be produced by renewable sources by 2024. The aggressive target, as well as the country's other recent energy-related efforts were the subject of  a symposium,... READ THE FULL POST

January 26, 2015

New Year, New ARPA-tunities

Kicking off the New Year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued an exciting new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): OPEN 2015! At $125 million,... READ THE FULL POST

December 17, 2014

A Prize for an Idea

It’s a good time to be a student or clean energy innovator – but it’s a great time to be both. On Dec. 2, 2014, MassCEC hosted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Clean Energy Prize (CEP) Boston kickoff event at our... READ THE FULL POST

December 16, 2014

Mapping Wind Energy in Massachusetts

With the recent completion of a wind turbine project at the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission, Massachusetts is now up to 107 megawatts of installed wind capacity, enough to power more than 32,000 average households here in the Commonwealth. Now you can learn about the Lynn project and others... READ THE FULL POST

December 09, 2014

Warm Up, Save Money This Winter

Electricity prices are increasing dramatically this winter season, with residential rates jumping by 29 to 37 percent across most of... READ THE FULL POST