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 sector directly employs over 200,000 people. The sector is rapidly growing, and the state is increasingly taking notice of the vibrant startup community that has made its home here in the Commonwealth.
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.
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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!
This Earth Week, the “Angry Birds” of the popular gaming app are finally putting their anger to good use in an effort to spread awareness of global climate change.
As we've entered into the prime time for spring skiing, Killington Resort in Vermont, home to the longest ski season in the east from October to May, relies even more heavily on snowmaking to provide a dependable snow surface throughout the season, in addition to the annual natural snowfall of 250 inches.
It was a frenzied weekend of brainstorming, networking, programming and idea-pitching at the 2015 Boston Cleanweb Hackathon, where over 70 innovators from the energy, technology and business sectors joined forces to create 16 new digital solutions for some of our greatest energy challenges.
Record snowfall in Boston and powder days in New England. New England and powder are not typically associated, but what a great ski season it was. All the while, California measured its lowest snowpack on record. What is going on? Call it climate change, global warming, natural variability or whatever you like. Does it matter the label?
Urban agriculture might sound like an oxymoron, but in Boston, it’s a growing reality.
In 2013, under former Mayor Tom Menino, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Office of Food Initiatives made Hub history with their passage of Article 89, a zoning code that allowed for urban agriculture in the city.
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 Hackathon was managerial and observational. He was there to ensure things ran smoothly, and to watch the area’s best innovators at work. He didn’t know that within a few hours, he’d be out there on the floor with them.
“I didn’t plan to compete,” Graham said. “It just happened.”
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, did not rise.