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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
November 30, 2020
November Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: What’s Next for MassCEC?
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
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
July 28, 2020
Meeting the Promise of Offshore Wind Energy: Training the Massachusetts Workforce
Offshore wind energy is about to make a big splash off the shores of Massachusetts. Driven by falling project development costs, climate change legislation, aging and retiring power plants, and calls for greater energy security, the offshore wind industry is making the long-awaited jump from more... READ THE FULL POST
July 07, 2020
Could Buildings Become A Solution to Global Warming? Addressing the Impacts of Embodied Carbon
There is no doubt among scientists that climate change is real, and humans are the cause. Since the industrial revolution, the average global temperature has risen by 1° Celsius (C). We already see the effects of this through extreme weather patterns, loss of biodiversity and sea level rise.... READ THE FULL POST
This image shows a sample natural gas bill for a residential Eversource customer in Massachusetts. Eversource has information about understanding your natural gas bill on their website.
June 16, 2020
June Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Pilot Extended through December 2020
MassCEC has extended the deadline for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot through December 18, 2020 or as long as there is available budget. The pilot launched in May 2019, and so far we have awarded a total of $200,000 to 61 projects out of an... READ THE FULL POST
June 15, 2020
Tethys Knowledge Base Advances Responsible Ocean Energy Development
Offshore wind energy development is just beginning to make progress in the United States, and as this new industry takes off, data regarding potential effects of offshore wind development on marine organisms, habitats, and ecosystem processes are needed to help inform project permitting and siting... READ THE FULL POST