2014 Archived Press Releases

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December 22, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today released a request for proposals for professional marine terminal operators interested in managing and operating the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a soon-to-be-completed multipurpose marine terminal located in New Bedford Harbor... READ MORE
December 08, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced the launch of MassCEC’s Successful Women in Clean Energy initiative to help low and moderate-income female workers build careers in the clean energy industry. “The Patrick Administration has been committed to providing... READ MORE
November 24, 2014
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett today announced that the communities of Provincetown, Quincy, Plainfield, Ashfield and Buckland will participate in the latest round of Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass®), a grassroots... READ MORE
November 19, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced MassCEC’s Clean Energy Internship Program won two national awards: the State Leadership in Clean... READ MORE
October 29, 2014
Furthering his Administration’s commitment to supporting the clean energy industry in Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick today announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for clean energy companies across the Commonwealth and highlighted a new partnership agreement with the U.S. Department... READ MORE
September 29, 2014
Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Massachusetts clean energy sector saw double-digit job growth for the third consecutive year and now employs more than 88,000 workers in the Commonwealth. The 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report, released on Monday... READ MORE
September 17, 2014
BOSTON – September 17, 2014 – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced $305,000 in grant awards to assist four Massachusetts small business incubators help grow and support the next generation of clean energy businesses across the Commonwealth. The grants,... READ MORE
September 17, 2014
Contact: Heather Nichols, Rachael Neff, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025 GOVERNOR PATRICK PROMOTES MASSACHUSETTS’ CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES AT LONDON OFFSHORE WIND FORUM LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Governor Deval Patrick today addressed European offshore wind industry leaders and government officials at a... READ MORE
September 15, 2014
Contact: Heather Nichols, Rachael Neff, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025; Krista Selmi (EEA) –617-626-1109 GOVERNOR PATRICK PROMOTES COMMONWEALTH’S CLEAN ENERGY STRATEGY AT OFFSHORE WIND FORUM IN DENMARK Discussion with Danish wind energy leaders will help identify and advance areas for partnership in... READ MORE
September 12, 2014
Contact: Heather Nichols, Rachael Neff, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025 Governor Deval Patrick today joined Cape Wind Associate’s Jim Gordon to announce that Cape Wind has entered into a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to stage its historic, first-in-the-Nation... READ MORE
August 19, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced MassCEC is now accepting applications for the fall session of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program. The program... READ MORE
July 23, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced $191,000 in grants to boost energy efficiency job training programs across the Commonwealth.  The grants are part of MassCEC’s Green Workforce: Energy Efficiency program and are geared towards programs focused on giving... READ MORE
July 15, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today announced that 932 residents and businesses signed contracts to install solar electricity systems as part of the latest round of Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass®), which concluded... READ MORE
July 02, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) today announced $200,000 in grants to Massachusetts entrepreneurs and researchers to advance clean technology... READ MORE
June 27, 2014
Harvard – Friday, June 27, 2014 – State and local officials today celebrated the opening of the Harvard Solar Garden, which allows residents and small business owners whose properties are not good candidates for solar to plug into a community-owned solar project. The innovative model expands access... READ MORE
June 18, 2014
Contact: Heather Nichols, Rachael Neff, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025; Jessica Kershaw (DOI) – 202-208-6416 Governor Deval Patrick today joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank to announce that more than 742,... READ MORE
June 16, 2014
SOMERVILLE – Monday, June 16, 2014 - The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced Water Hero as the $5,000 grand prize winner of the 2014 Boston Cleanweb Data Jam, which concluded Thursday at cleantech incubator Greentown Labs. “Water Hero is a shining example of how quickly an... READ MORE
June 13, 2014
Contact Heather Nichols, Rachael Neff, Juli Hanscom - 617-725-4025 Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the success of internship programs run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and... READ MORE
June 03, 2014
Gov. Patrick (center) and (from left to right) Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Innovation and Industry Support Senior Director Jeremy McDiarmid, SolarOne’s Founder and CEO Moneer Azzam, Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia... READ MORE
May 28, 2014
  Governor Deval Patrick today announced the winners of the first Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP) water innovation challenge. The Governor made this announcement with Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson during the U.S. - Israel Connected Summit “Going Global with Water Tech” forum... READ MORE
May 13, 2014
Patrick Administration Launches New Residential Clean Energy Grant Program BOSTON – May 13, 2014 – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today announced a new $875,000 grant program designed to help residents take advantage of cost-saving... READ MORE
May 06, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced the launch of Green Workforce: Energy Efficiency, a new program designed to support job training programs for energy efficiency careers across the state. “More than half of the 80,000 clean energy workers in Massachusetts... READ MORE
April 08, 2014
More than 70 people crammed into cleantech incubator Greentown Labs over the weekend to create innovative apps and technologies that support clean and sustainable practices. Teams had 30 hours to build apps from scratch, with 10 teams competing. In the end, Team LightsOut emerged victorious to win... READ MORE
April 07, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced four projects that will receive more than $500,000 in funding as part of the InnovateMass program, which seeks to advance deployment of innovative clean energy technology in the Commonwealth. The funding will allow the... READ MORE
March 27, 2014
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced MassCEC is now accepting applications for the summer session of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program. “Internships at Massachusetts clean energy companies provide students and recent graduates... READ MORE
March 26, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Board of Directors today approved up to $1.8 million in relief funds for the Town of Falmouth to help the municipality mitigate the financial impacts associated with the reduced operations of its town-owned wind turbine project located at the Town of... READ MORE
March 21, 2014
Governor Deval Patrick today joined representatives from three Massachusetts companies, The Vertex Companies, Inc., Panel Claw and Solectria, and two Mexican partners, Constructora e Inmobiliaria Zacatecana and Grupos Domos, to announce ZacSol, a 30-megawatt solar electric project that will be... READ MORE
March 20, 2014
Contact: Heather Nichols, Bonnie McGilpin, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025; Krista Selmi (EEA) – 617-626-1109 Governor Deval Patrick today joined representatives from Massachusetts-based Desalitech Inc. and international water innovation leader Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, who have... READ MORE
February 26, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) have launched the ninth solicitation for the MassCEC Catalyst Program, which is aimed at commercializing the game-changing clean energy technologies coming out of Massachusetts’ world-class... READ MORE
February 21, 2014
MassCEC Launches Program to Provide Clean Energy Training to High School Students Learn and Earn will help foster Massachusetts’ clean energy workforce by giving high school students on-the-job training in clean energy careers Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today... READ MORE
February 20, 2014
                                CEO and Executive Director Alicia Barton Media contacts: Matt Kakley (617) 315-9339 mkakley@masscec.com MassCEC Announces Expansion of Program to Boost Adoption of Solar Hot Water Systems Commonwealth Solar Hot Water program... READ MORE
February 18, 2014
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced a new round of the Commonwealth’s Woodstove Change-out Program, committing up to $1 million to assist residents in replacing their inefficient woodstoves for healthier, higher-efficiency models. “The Patrick Administration is... READ MORE
January 28, 2014
The Patrick Administration today announced the formation of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), which will build upon the successes the Commonwealth and companies have had in creating more efficient and cost-effective water supply and wastewater treatment solutions to drive demand for... READ MORE
January 27, 2014
MassCEC Awards $200,000 in Clean Energy Research Grants to Massachusetts Cleantech Innovators   BOSTON – January 27, 2014 – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer... READ MORE
January 09, 2014
An independent analysis released today has found no statistically-significant evidence that proximity to a wind turbine affects home values. The report, written by researchers from the University of Connecticut and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, examined 122,000 Massachusetts real estate... READ MORE