CESA honors six states for clean energy excellence

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 and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets. The six winning programs and projects were chosen by an independent panel of five distinguished judges.

Mass Clean Energy Center Announces Workforce Assessment of Offshore Wind INdustry

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 working full-time for one year - during construction over the next ten years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts. 

HeatSmart: Cost-saving heating/cooling systems sale launches May 8 in Great Barrington

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 reduce your carbon footprint all at the same time. 

Report: Push for Wind Energy Could Create Thousands of Jobs

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 Massachusetts. That's the conclusion of a report released this week by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a state economic development agency. A job year is defined as one person working full-time for one year.

UMass Dartmouth, BCC report quantifies offshore wind’s economic impact

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 in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center report authored by Bristol Community College, UMass Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

New Massachusetts report finds 1600 MW of offshore wind would create thousands of jobs

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 for one year — during construction over the next 10 years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.

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