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May 12, 2021

The Cultivation of the Clean Energy Economy in Massachusetts

As the spring crowds walk through the Boston Public Garden, soaking in the beauty of this enclave of nature in the center of a concrete and steel jungle, it is interesting to think that every cherry blossom tree began as a seed. After these seeds are planted and before the cherry blossom trees... READ THE FULL POST

Screengrab of trainee signalling down a crane for a turbine blade lift in VR.

April 02, 2021

Virtual Reality is Bringing Wind Turbines to a Classroom Near You

We often understand the coming offshore wind boom through statistics, but have we thought about what those numbers really mean? How big is a 14-megawatt turbine, really? What is it like standing on top of a 300-foot turbine (30 stories)? What does it mean to train 77,000 new workers nationwide in... READ THE FULL POST

This month, MassCEC launched a weatherization checklist to help homeowners get the most out of a visit with a home energy assessment professional.

March 31, 2021

March Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Apply by June!

MassCEC is accepting new applications for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program from now until the pilot closes on June 25, 2021. Applications must be received by that date, but approved projects will have at least six months to complete... READ THE FULL POST

An illustration of a 19th century two-family home in Salem, MA. The second-floor unit has converted from a natural gas furnace to a centrally ducted air-source heat pump.  

February 16, 2021

February Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Higher Incentives Available through June

MassCEC is pleased to announce higher incentives for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program from now until the pilot closes on June 25, 2021. The base incentives for low- and moderate-income households have increased, and we have begun offering an... READ THE FULL POST

Global CO2 Emissions by Sector
February 01, 2021

How MassCEC Supports The Reduction of Embodied Carbon

On April 22, 2020, Earth Day, Governor Charlie Baker formalized that the Commonwealth’s new greenhouse gas emissions limit would be net-zero by 2050. In the fight against climate... READ THE FULL POST

December 07, 2020

Offshore Wind Brings Exciting New Job Opportunities to Martha’s Vineyard

I recently told a friend that I was running a training program for offshore wind. He said wryly, “I’m a big fan.” His joking aside, many people on Martha’s Vineyard and the south coast of Massachusetts are fans of renewable energy—and thankfully their support for the new industry of offshore wind... READ THE FULL POST

 

 

An illustration of a home in Bedford, MA that converted from a natural gas furnace to a centrally ducted air-source heat pump. 

 

October 30, 2020

October Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Pilot Extended through June 2021!

MassCEC is extending our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot ! We are now accepting applications through June 25, 2021. So if you have natural gas heating, and you’re thinking about making the switch to heat pumps, now is the time. If you have any question... READ THE FULL POST

An illustration of a home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA that converted from natural gas heating to a whole-home air-source heat pump

September 29, 2020

September Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Still Time to Apply!

MassCEC is still accepting new applications for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot through December 18, 2020. Projects will have an additional six months (retrofits) to one year (new construction) to install the heat pump. If you are thinking about a... READ THE FULL POST

An illustration of a home in Medford, MA with a ducted whole-home air-source heat pump system and 12 kW of solar.
 

August 31, 2020

August Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Apply by the End of the Year!

MassCEC is entering the final stretch of our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot. We are accepting new applications through December 18, 2020, although projects will have an additional six months (retrofits) to one year (new construction) to install the heat... READ THE FULL POST

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