Clean Power Blog


October 31, 2014

Driving Innovation in the Commonwealth

Wednesday was an exciting day for cleantech collaboration and innovation in Massachusetts!  To kick off the day at MassCEC’s Forum 20/20 conference, MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton joined Dr. Cheryl... READ THE FULL POST

August 27, 2014

Takei Takes on Tech in Boston

These days, technology is progressing at a pace like never before. People today are having a harder time than ever discerning science fiction from, you know, actual science. George Takei can certainly relate – he’s been going to warp speed since 1966. While we can’t bend space and time just yet,... READ THE FULL POST

August 20, 2014

Learning on the Job in Lawrence

One of the more common critiques that we at MassCEC hear over and over again from employers is that students need to be receiving education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a younger and younger age in order to prepare themselves for jobs in the rapidly expanding clean... READ THE FULL POST

August 18, 2014

A Chilly Solution to the Dog Days of Summer

On a hot summer's day, one can't blame an office worker on Boston's waterfront from looking longingly out the Harbor, dreaming of getting out on the water to beat the heat. But now, imagine using the chilly waters of the Harbor to actually cool those nearby office buildings through the dog days of... READ THE FULL POST

The new wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum features a geothermal heating and cooling system.

The new wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum features a geothermal heating and cooling system.

August 07, 2014

A Clean Energy Masterpiece

As they view and critique the paintings and other artwork on display, visitors at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum may not realize that the building not only stretches up towards the sky – it also digs deep into the ground. In 2012, as part of a... READ THE FULL POST

eCurv and Powerhouse Dynamics

MassCEC's newest portfolio companies, eCurv and Powerhouse Dynamics.

July 29, 2014

Investing in the Future of Massachusetts Cleantech

For the first time in nearly a year, there are some new names in MassCEC's investment portfolio. We recently made... READ THE FULL POST

July 25, 2014

Honoring the Digest Founder

Every weekday, more than 1,000 people start their day with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest, a daily clean energy newsletter that compiles news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces from the cleantech sector across the nation and around the world. But it wasn’t always this way. Back in 2011... READ THE FULL POST

July 22, 2014

A Sunny Day in Harvard

Last month, state and local officials joined Harvard residents and volunteers to celebrate the opening of the Harvard Solar Garden, which allows residents and small business owners whose properties are not well-suited for solar to ‘plug in’ to a community-owned solar project. The project was a long... READ THE FULL POST

2014 World Cup in Brazil
June 26, 2014

A Green World Cup

Large-scale sporting events have never historically been particularly environmentally friendly. The combination of transportation, increased population, large-scale construction and the pressure of strict deadlines typically means massive energy use, with tons of carbon being released into the air... READ THE FULL POST

June 23, 2014

Celebrating the Future of Massachusetts Innovation

A couple Fridays back, the MassCEC offices were buzzing with excitement - and not just in anticipation of the weekend. Governor Deval Patrick joined the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the... READ THE FULL POST