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Cape News - The Bourne Enterprise
Massachusetts Maritime Academy officials were joined by state officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate construction of a $2.5 million extension of the academy’s pier in Buzzards Bay. The ceremony, held  Thursday, July 12, welcomed featured speaker, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor...
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E&E News
The latest proof came yesterday when Republicans and Democrats alike pledged to back the nascent industry at a hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
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Windpower Engineering and Development
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has released a new report profiling the six...
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WorkBoat
The budding Atlantic offshore wind industry needs a skilled workforce in the Northeast and a consistent federal approach to permitting and regulation, experts told members of Congress Tuesday. “The Northeast region alone aims to generate 7500 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, said Stephen...
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Community Advocate
Students at Southborough’s Neary Elementary School spent June 18 studying clean energy as part of an effort to engage young children in environmental conversations.
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Boston Business Journal
The MassVentures START program, in its seventh year, has now invested almost $19 million in 74 different projects. Here's a look at this year's awardees.
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ReCharge News
States up and down the US East Coast have finally caught on to the enormous potential of the jobs-rich offshore wind market, and the good news is jobs are coming soon.
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Press Herald
Tuesday’s decision by the Maine Public Utilities Commission to further review the terms of the power-contract for the Maine Aqua Ventus wind farm comes as offshore wind energy, refined for decades in Europe, is poised to become a major new industry in the United States. Policies by state...
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PV Magazine
Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast region of the world’s oldest and largest cleantech accelerator program, today announced its 2018 class of 30 startups...
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Daily Hampshire Gazette
In a water testing laboratory at the University of Massachusetts, a researcher has identified the technology that can remove contaminants from water more thoroughly, and less expensively, than similar products already on the market.
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RTO Insider
Competition among states to set the highest offshore wind energy targets and to secure supply chain jobs is gradually giving way to a regional cooperation, the head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said last week.
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Recharge News
Massachusetts is likely to increase its legally mandated 1,600MW offshore wind target, says Matthew Beaton, the state’s secretary for energy and the environment.
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Engineering News-Record
New England now has bet big on offshore wind power, with two states moving on May 23 to site three turbine complexes that will generate a total of some 1,200 MW of power, and investing heavily in onshore facilities to build an Atlantic coast construction hub and supply chain.
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ReCharge News
Offshore developer expects to wrap up most of its major procurement decisions by early 2019, says CEO Lars Thaaning Pedersen
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Go Local Prov
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) will host a one-day Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum to connect Massachusetts companies with global offshore wind industry representatives.
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South Coast News
When it comes to making money on offshore wind, local companies want in. So does everyone else. Would-be suppliers from Texas, New York, other U.S. states and Europe joined local businesses vying to make profitable connections Wednesday at an offshore wind forum in New Bedford.
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WCAI
On Wednesday, the Commonwealth held a forum for businesses across the region to hear from Vineyard Wind, the first offshore wind company to win a contract with the state to provide 800 megawatts of power. The meeting included large international companies like General Electric, and smaller local...
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Recharge News
Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s recent announcements that they will procure 1.2GW of offshore wind from developers Vineyard Wind and Deepwater Wind is the culmination of a decade-long battle to ignite the US offshore market.
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Taunton Gazette
Dozens of clean energy businesses convened at the Statehouse recently to showcase the growing vitality of the clean energy industry and to call for expanded clean energy polices during the Northeast Clean Energy Council’s seventh annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day.
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ENR
New England now has bet big on offshore wind power, with two states moving on May 23 to site three turbine complexes that will generate a total of some 1,200 MW of power, and investing heavily in onshore facilities to build an Atlantic coast construction hub and supply chain.
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South Coast Today
Now we have an industry, not just a plan. That’s the feeling among would-be suppliers and others after Massachusetts and Rhode Island awarded offshore wind contracts on Wednesday to two developers for a combined 1,200 megawatts of power. Though subject to negotiation and permitting, the...
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WGBH
Massachusetts is gearing up for the creation of the state's first offshore wind farm. On Wednesday, the state selected the New Bedford-based firm Vineyard Wind to build what could be the largest offshore wind farm in the country.
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Vox
All the way back in December 2016, I wrote about a milestone: The US finally had its first operating offshore wind farm, the Block Island Wind Farm off of Rhode Island. As milestones go, it was somewhat sad (the farm is just 30 megawatts) and late (offshore wind’s been around for 20 years), but at...
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Microgrid Knowledge
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has awarded two $75,000 grants for social justice microgrids planned in Boston’s Chinatown and Chelsea neighborhoods.
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Associated Press
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy. That’s...
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The Daily News
As the state moves toward more “smart growth” transit-oriented housing and works to cut greenhouse gas emissions, one project unveiled last week could set a benchmark for how to do it in a comprehensive, sustainable way.
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Boston 10
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes.
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy. That's...
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WBUR
On Wednesday, Massachusetts officials will announce the long-anticipated winner of the nation's first industrial-sized offshore wind project.
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Cape Cod Times
As three large offshore wind energy companies await news Wednesday of whether they will move forward to negotiate long-term contracts to sell power to the state’s electricity distributors, business leaders say they don’t expect to see lower electric rates but are glad to see a competitive process.
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WCAI
Massachusetts is gearing up for the creation of the state's first offshore wind farm. If proposals are accepted, the state could soon be home to the largest offshore wind facility in the country. The coast of Massachusetts is an ideal location to harness the power of wind and now, developers are...
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New York Times
On the waterfront of this fabled former whaling hub, the outlines of a major new industry are starting to appear. Crews of research boats perform last-minute tuneups before heading out to map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. A large weather buoy decked out with gear for measuring wind speeds waits...
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South Coast Today
Vineyard Wind has been selected for an 800-megawatt wind farm — about 100 turbines — in federal waters about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Deepwater’s project, called Revolution Wind, will be half the size, and is located south of Little Compton, Rhode Island, and Westport, Massachusetts.
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MassLive
The first-round winner has been announced in a high-stakes contest to provide offshore wind energy to Massachusetts utilities. Vineyard Wind will enter contract negotiations with the state's major electric companies to sell output from an 800-megawatt facility to be built in federal waters 34...
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WRAL
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes.
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Microgrid Knowledge
New models — not more government funding — will drive the microgrid market forward. That’s what panelists and representatives from innovative cities and states said at a discussion during Microgrid 2018, “How to Elevate Microgrids in Government Resilience and Climate Strategies.”
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts is set to clear another hurdle on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects can move forward.  
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Associated Press
Massachusetts is set to clear another hurdle on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the largest procurement of...
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Daily Hampshire Gazette
Around 100 years ago, scientists created treatment standards for water to make it safe to use and drink. By and large, those standards are still in use today, a UMass Amherst professor told officials who came to tour a new mobile water testing lab Thursday at the Statehouse in Boston.
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MassLive
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The Sandwich Enterprise
A grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will help the Sandwich STEM Academy host a Clean Energy Activity Day next week. The $8,000 grant will fund the activities, exhibits, and speakers throughout the day. The activities will be geared toward students in 6th grade through 8th grade and...
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WAMC
Listen to the interview with Steve Pike. Water is not something frequently associated with high tech. But, Massachusetts is home to a growing water technology sector. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a mobile...
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Forbes
The East Coast of the United States is poised to witness the emergence of an entirely new industry to its shores. Or more literally, just off its shores. After years of preparing, and watching the progress being made in European and Asian waters, a number of East Coast states are doing much more...
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Solar Power World
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, announced the recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Since 2009, the biennial Leadership Awards have recognized outstanding state programs...
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Daily Hampshire Gazette
Allison Wyman of Easthampton renovated her bathroom two years ago with discarded building materials. She found a secondhand bright orange kitchen sink, mosaic tiles and used cabinet drawers at EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield and designed a creative and functional space for a fraction of what it...
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Mike LaBella
 What the state's plans are for a giant wind farm, bringing hydroelectric power in from Canada and discussing energy efficiency programs available to businesses were some of the topics discussed when the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce held an Energy and Environmental Conference on Thursday.
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Venture Fizz
For this installment, we spoke with Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Managing Director of Investments Tibor Toth about the event, as well as trends across consumer...
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The Berkshire Edge
Welcome to the first in a four-month series of articles about HeatSmart Great Barrington, a program designed to make it cheap and easy for Great Barrington homeowners and small businesses to install a kind of system that can lower your heating bills, provide you with cooling as well as heating and...
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WHDH Channel 7
The planned creation of 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power should create over 3,000 “job years” during construction over the next ten years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.
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Greenfield Recorder
 Residents can invest in energy-efficiency upgrades this summer, giving them a chance to make winter heating bills a little cheaper by the end of the year. Two programs, Mass Save and Mass Clean Energy Center, are offering incentives to improve insulation in homes and replace wood stoves.
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U.S News
BOSTON (AP) — The planned creation of 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power should create over 3,000 "job years" during construction over the next ten years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in ...
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reNews
Offshore wind development off the coast of Massachusetts could be worth between $1.4bn and $2.1bn to the US state over the next 10 years, according to a new report. The report – 'Offshore Wind Workforce Report' commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) – said that the...
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Offshore Wind Biz
The deployment of 1,600MW of offshore wind is estimated to generate a total economic impact of between USD 1.4 billion to USD 2.1 billion in Massachusetts, according to a report by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
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Windpower Engineering and Development
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has released a report on the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry, finding that the deployment of 1,600 MW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years — defined as one person working full-time...
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South Coast Today
A report released Thursday attaches big jobs and economic output numbers to the state’s expected offshore wind sector. Deploying 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy — the statutory directive included in a 2016 law — will generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic impact...
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North American Windpower
According to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the deployment of Massachusetts’ required 1.6 GW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job-years during construction over the next 10 years, as well as generate $675 million-$800 million in...
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CapeCod.com
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center today released a report on the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry, finding that the deployment of 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years - defined as one person...
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Wicked Local
Lincoln added 15 solar photovoltaic systems for a total of 107.1 kW, and 10 solar hot water systems for a total of 29 kW. Last April, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Department of Energy Resources announced the selection of Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland to participate in Solarize Mass...
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Nashoba Valley Voice
Saint Benedict Center has a brand new boiler powered by wood chips. State officials came Thursday to see the newly completed project, which provides heat and hot water to 10 buildings on the property through a series of copper pipes.
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American Prospect
Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. 
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MetroWest Daily News
When it comes to the future of clean energy, Southwick’s Zoo is literally on the forefront in Massachusetts. The zoo became the first commercial location in the state to take advantage of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MCEC) reimbursement program, where they’re receiving about $63,000 in...
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MassLive
Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, along with a bevy of state and local officials, will be at the Ware High School Auditorium Thursday to announce the awarding of $4 million in grants to 36 cities and towns.
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Inside Climate News
As the U.S. enters the global offshore wind market in earnest, Massachusetts is a state to watch—on shore as well as off. In a few weeks, the state will announce which among three proposed offshore wind projects it wants to move ahead. No matter which are chosen, Massachusetts wins.
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Forbes
On May 31st 2017, after over half a century of operation, the boilers of the 1,600 megawatt (MW) Brayton Point power plant in Somerset Massachusetts went silent. No more coal clattered down the chutes. No more billowing clouds of smoke streamed out of aging stacks. No more steam poured out of the...
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The Reminder
The town of Longmeadow and the city of Springfield are coming together to apply to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solarize solar power program.  This program has the ability to bring together residents of both areas in an effort to drive down the cost for solar installation on the homes of...
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NECN
Strong, gusty winds will be blowing across New England on Wednesday. And in the near future, more of that wind energy will be harnessed and put to good use. The Massachusetts Electric Distribution companies are expected to select offshore wind projects for negotiation later this month. This comes...
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The Recorder
The “solarize” Massachusetts programs have worked so well that a new pilot program launched in the Pioneer Valley is trying to make as big a splash for solar hot water. Working with a Clean Energy Center grant, the Hampshire Council of Governments has launched the first grant for homeowners to...
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Biomass Magazine
The Massachusetts government has announced $450,000 in funding for the 2018 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program, which provides rebates to homeowners two replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stoves that use less fuel and reduce energy costs.
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MassLive
For the seventh year in a row, Massachusetts residents with older, less-efficient wood stoves are eligible for a state-sponsored trade-in rebate.The Commonwealth Woodstove Changeout Program helps people buy EPA-certified wood and pellet stoves that burn more efficiently, use less fuel, and reduce...
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The Sun Chronicle
Wood stoves are a way for home and business owners to assert their energy dependence by using wood pellets or logs as an alternative heating fuel.
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Wicked Local
The future of the STEM field and renewable energy lies in the hands of the current generation, and the staff at Miscoe Hill Middle School decided it would give students a head start. The school was awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to host a Clean Energy Activity Day on May...
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WHDH Channel 7
Massachusetts homeowners who want to replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove models may be able to get help from the state. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has announced $450,000 in funding for the 2018 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program.
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts homeowners who want to replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove models may be able to get help from the state.
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U.S News
Massachusetts homeowners who want to replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove models may be able to get help from the state.
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Cape Cod Times
Bourne Middle School 8th graders get hands on training in renewable energy
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22 WWLP
Homeowners with older wood stoves, have an opportunity to upgrade to a new one for a fraction of the cost. Governor Charlie Baker Friday announced $450,000 in funding for the state’s wood stove change-out program.
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Wicked Local
A new program called HeatSmart, sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, is coming to Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln to help residents transition to clean heating and cooling technologies.
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WWLP 22 News
BOSTON (WWLP) – The state is making an investment of over $1 million in clean energy projects.The funding will help communities study how they can integrate “mircogrids,” a technology that could improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs for residents.
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A microgrid is a small-scale power system that can operate independently of the region's bulk power grid if necessary. They can keep hospitals, public safety complexes, gas stations and other core services running even when most homes and businesses have lost power due to storms or other calamities.
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Mircogrid Knowledge
Massachusetts today named 14 microgrid projects that will each receive grants of $75,000 for microgrid feasibility studies.
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Telegram.com
As executive director of the Worcester CleanTech Incubator, Joseph C. Bush, 36, is always looking for new members and is ready to show them around.
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22 WWLP
MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP)- 12 Massachusetts communities are receiving state funding to study “microgrid” development projects. Montague secured a $75,000 grant with the help of MacLoud Energy Group.
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Wicked Local
A coalition of town administrators, select boards and energy committee members from the four Outer Cape towns aims to make it easier for residents and businesses to move from carbon-based to solar energy.
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Words On Water
Michael Murphy is the Director of Water Innovation at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. In this episode, Michael talks about the water-energy nexus, the need to innovate the public’s relationship with water, the challenge of getting new technology widely adopted, and the idea of a systems...
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Cape Cod Times
Albert Carey moved to town in August from New Orleans with his sister, and they were paying their monthly electric bill of about $100 easily enough for their small house. But a shock came last week when their December bill of $721 arrived.
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Boston Business Journal
Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is awarding $20 million in grants to about two dozen large-scale energy storage projects in Massachusetts, including some run by ...
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Cape Cod Time
A community meeting to encourage more use of solar photovoltaic and other green technology by residents and businesses will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Coastal Studies at 5 Holway Ave.
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MassLive
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center recently awarded a $45,000 grant to A&D Hydro Inc. for updates to the West Springfield Dam on the Westfield River.
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Boston Business Journal
The clean energy sector in Massachusetts employs more people than ever, but the rate of job growth has slowed compared to previous years, according to an annual report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
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Daily Hampshire Gazette
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is showing off its national prowess with its marching band, a $1.14 million grant for a storage battery, and dirt.
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Wicked Local
With the help of a $1.25 million clean energy grant from the state, the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant will be building a 1.5 MW battery storage system, according to plant spokesperson Sonja Britland.The grant was administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and funded by the Department...
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North American Windpower
Employing a total of 109,226 workers, Massachusetts’ clean energy sector grew by 4% between 2016 and 2017, according to the new “Clean Energy Industry Report” from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
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Energy Manager Today
In Massachusetts, grants totaling $20 million were recently awarded to 26 projects that will develop the state’s energy storage market. The programs are positioned to deliver benefits to the Massachusetts’s ratepayers and the electrical grid. The awarded projects will benefit 25 communities and...
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EcoRI News
Rhode Island is close to installing its first large-scale battery-storage facility. The 1-megawatt lithium-ion battery system is slated for Little Compton, as part of a multiyear effort to curb electricity use in town and in neighboring Tiverton.
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Grants totalling $20 million were recently awarded to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth, paired with the...
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Telegram.com
Grants totalling $20 million were recently awarded to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth, paired with the...
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South Coast Today
The continuing development of the offshore wind industry in Massachusetts takes another baby step forward this week with the state deadline for proposals on Wednesday.
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South Coast Today
In New Bedford we are awfully good at giving up our history. This year, the twice-saved Paul Revere sign was sold out of town. Now on the site of the New Bedford Copper Company, later Revere Cooper and Brass, Benjamin Rodman’s icehouse is collapsing. It began with a storm and may end with the next...
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Charlottesville Tomorrow
A group of renewable-energy companies in the Charlottesville area believes there is strength in numbers when recruiting interns. The Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance recently launched an online portal that enables college students and recent graduates to send their resumes to multiple...
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Berkshire The Edge
These solar panels next to Barrington Brewery in Great Barrington provide the energy to operate a complex of businesses. Similarly, HeatSmart Mass is offering homeowners a method of heating their houses using sustainable energy techniques.
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Daily Time Chronicle
Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) last week was awarded a $1 million grant for the installation of an energy storage unit at its North Reading substation to support “shredding the peak.”
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Directors Talk
Borrego Solar Systems, a leading developer, designer, installer and O&M provider of solar and energy storage systems today announced it has received a $ 700,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to develop a 2 megawatt/4.2 megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery storage...
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Greenfield Recorder
The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts Amherst a $1.14 million grant to build a large battery together with the company Tesla Energy. The funding is part of $20 million in state grants awarded last week to 25 communities. The grants are part of a state initiative meant to improve...
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CapeCod.com
National Grid sponsored and supported projects throughout Massachusetts recently received over $4.5 million in energy storage grant funding, including one on Nantucket.In a partnership with the town Tesla was awarded $1.25 million from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to fund a 2.5MW/6.75MWh...
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Telegram.com
Kevin M. Sullivan, general manager of the Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant (AMLP), said the town is one of 26 communities to receive a state grant as part of the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage initiative for a $2.5 million battery storage project.
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Bloomberg
Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchors Peter Barnes, Pat Carroll and Anne Mostue are joined by top names from local business and finance to medicine and politics, along with Bloomberg reporters covering the latest stories in and around Boston. Today we spoke with Bloomberg...
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reNews
Enel has won grants totalling $2.1m for two distributed energy storage projects in Massachusetts.The money has been awarded as part of the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage initiative, which is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
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Solar Power World
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth,...
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Utility Dive
Massachusetts has selected more than two dozen energy storage projects for $20 million in funding as part of the state's efforts to modernize its electric grid. It is one of a few states which have formalized an energy storage goal: Massachusetts aims to procure 200 MWh of energy storage by 2020.
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The Salem News
It went all but unnoticed among the big headlines on Beacon Hill last week, but the Baker administration has launched a program that could stabilize, and in some cases lower, the cost of electricity for consumers while promoting the use of environmentally friendly alternative energy sources.
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Electrek
Tesla’s Powerpack systems have had some success on university campuses on the west coast and now they are going to the east coast thanks to Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) project.
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South Coast Today
A proposed energy storage project at a Titleist golf ball plant in New Bedford has been offered a $700,000 state grant, one of 26 energy storage grants awarded on Thursday
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WWLP 22 News
The Baker-Polito administration has just awarded $20 million to develop the state’s energy storage market. The money will help fund 26 projects, including one at UMass Amherst, which received more than $1 million.
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Community Advocate
 The Leahy Conference Room in UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital was filled with enthusiasm Dec. 7 when Gov. Charlie Baker awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the state’s energy storage market. The awarded projects will combine the public money with $32 million in...
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E&E News
Massachusetts will invest $20 million in 26 energy storage projects, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced yesterday, more than doubling the Bay State's previous commitment to storage.  
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Energy Manager Today
Massachusetts awarded $20 million in grants for energy storage projects in the state this week, doubling the initial amount planned, MassLive reported. The funding is going toward 26 projects involving different business models in an effort to accelerate the development of energy storage...
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Boston Globe
The new Wynn casino in Everett will use a set of batteries from Tesla about the size of a hotel room to provide backup power. General Electric will deploy giant ice tanks to cool off its new headquarters building in Fort Point in the summer. And on Nantucket, 500 homes will get wall-mounted...
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Bloomberg BNA
GE, Tesla among companies funded for storage projects.  Projects would make Massachusetts second-biggest storage state after California. Massachusetts has awarded $20 million to new battery-storage projects, an amount officials hope is enough to jump-start a nearly nonexistent industry in the...
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Common Wealth Magazine
THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION on Thursday handed out $20 million in energy storage grants, an attempt to kickstart an industry that holds promise in reducing peak electricity demand and increasing the reliability of intermittent forms of renewable energy such as wind and solar. Most of the projects...
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MassLive
Massachusetts is awarding $20 million in grants for energy storage projects, a move that Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson described as a "game-changer" for Massachusetts' energy supply.
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Microgrid Knowledge
Several microgrids are among the more than two dozen winning projects that will share $20 million in energy storage grants announced today by Massachusetts. Reflecting the reality of today’s market, battery technology dominated the winners list, although some projects also employ thermal and...
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The Milford Daily News
Marlborough Hospital will soon have the capability to store energy drawn from solar panels in the Union Street facility’s parking lot.The hospital – part of the UMass Memorial family – was one of 26 organizations to receive $20 million in energy storage grants for projects state officials...
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North American Windpower
Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito administration has awared $20 million in grants to 26 energy storage projects in the state.Recognizing the benefits energy storage holds for the commonwealth, as well as the strength of the submitted projects, the administration says it doubled the available funding from...
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State House News Service
State government grants totaling $20 million are being handed out Thursday to grow an energy storage market that has the potential to reshape the power landscape and deliver new benefits to ratepayers. Energy storage can help meet peak demand power requirements, enable the storage of weather-...
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Worcester Business Journal
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has provided grants to eight energy-storage facilities in Central Massachusetts through its Energy Storage Initiative, among $20 million in funds announced Thursday.  
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Cape Cod Times
With a goal of 200 megawatts of energy storage capacity throughout the state by 2020, Massachusetts officials have approved the development by utilities of large storage facilities and have announced grants to support smaller projects, including on the Cape and Islands.
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RTO Insider
ISO-NE is working to ensure that its wholesale markets can accommodate an expected exponential growth of energy storage resources, an RTO manager said Tuesday.
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Microgrid Knowledge
The Boston City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities last week each separately took action that opens the door toward more microgrids and energy storage in the state.
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The Carlisle Mosquito
Seven communities have been selected to participate in the first round of the HeatSmart Mass initiative, a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC...
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The Berkshire Eagle
The town is one of seven Massachusetts communities selected by the state to participate in a pilot program to put "cleaner," less expensive home-heating and cooling systems in more dwellings, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced earlier this week.   
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The Berkshire Eagle
The town of Great Barrington is one of seven municipalities across the state that have been selected by the Baker-Polito Administration to participate in the first round of the HeatSmart Mass initiative, a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling...
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Cape Cod Times
Nantucket will be one of seven communities in the state to participate in the first round of the HeatSmart Mass initiative, described as “a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies.”
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South Coast Today
Secretary of Energy and Environment Matthew Beaton told students at New Bedford High School they’re living in one of the most exciting times in the history of clean energy. He and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta met with a group of students who will leave the high school...
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Solar Industry
The Baker-Polito administration is Massachusetts has announced $3.7 million in grant funding to increase the adoption of cost-saving clean energy technologies by low-income residents.
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LPR News
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $3.7 million in grant funding to Action for Boston Community Development and Energy Futures Group to increase the adoption of cost-saving clean energy technologies by Massachusetts low-income residents.
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Boston Business Journal
In an increasingly competitive economy, it has never been more important for companies to invest in technologies that improve efficiency and cut costs. Since moving into its Lincoln Properties-owned Summer Street office in October 2016, Boston-based Log-Me-In has benefited from a high-efficiency...
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MassLive
Hampshire Council of Governments was recently awarded a $141,875 grant to reach out to area residents about using solar panels to heat their homes' hot water. The outreach campaigns is expected to continue through the spring, the council said in a press release. The grant was provided by the...
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Boston Business Journal
For the second year in a row, Boston was named the top place in the country for startups by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in a new report.
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