Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest Weekly Roundup for Dec. 13

Every weekday, MassCEC sends out a daily digest with a roundup of local, state, national and international clean energy news.

This weekly roundup is designed to give you the highlights from the week in clean energy news.

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Topping the clean energy news this week was:

  • More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including five major oil companies, are planning their future growth with the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.
  • SolarCity is pairing with Tesla Motors to use Tesla batteries as a backup method to store energy generated from solar panels. SolarCity is piloting this program to a few utility companies, including Northeast Utilities, for large commercial customers who have installed solar technologies.

InnovateMass Awardee Lands Deal With Coca-Cola

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are at working at their peak – which can also mean a spike in their energy expenses. Fortunately, there are innovative Massachusetts clean energy companies that specialize in reducing business’ fuel and power costs.

One such company is Boston-based XL Hybrids. This video by Bloomberg TV shows how XL Hybrids retrofits commercial vans and trucks, often used for deliveries, with hybrid technology. By capturing the energy wasted in braking, their technology allows vehicles to decrease fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent on urban or suburban routes. The start-up has recently landed a deal with Coca-Cola, which according to a recent Boston Globe article will retrofit 100 of their service vans with the technology.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest Weekly Roundup for Dec. 6

Every weekday, MassCEC sends out a daily digest with a roundup of local, state, national and international clean energy news.

This weekly roundup is designed to give you the highlights from the week in clean energy news.

Sign up today to start getting the Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest in your mailbox.

Topping the clean energy news this week was:

  • The Economist touted Massachusetts as a national leader for turning organic waste into renewable energy. 
  • Boston-based First Wind has experienced fast growth as a company due to its unconventional strategy in planning its projects. 

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