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The crew of Keystone Tower Systems pose with their wind turbine tower as it is tested.
January 06, 2017

Testing Taller Wind Turbines — By Breaking Them Apart

  Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow Donning hard hats and protective goggles, in a 4,000 square-foot research lab packed with steel and concrete, a team of Northeastern University researchers is preparing for failure. You know, the structural kind. At the... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Stormwater: to Fee or Not to Fee?

Chelsea Mattioda, Business Development Fellow The average person does not think much about how we manage a stormwater event, but this is a challenge municipalities in Massachusetts and the U.S. are being forced to confront. In urban and suburban areas, stormwater tends to flow over non-porous... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Megadroughts vs. the Water Revolution

Cayman Somerville, Innovation Fellow Unique regional climates create the niche conditions for certain species’ habitats. For example, the greater roadrunner is exclusive to the southwestern United States, where it lays its eggs among bushes or cacti and preys upon desert insects, spiders and... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

The Toyota Mirai: Driving Our Energy Future

Micaela Allen, Communications Fellow The future of clean transportation is here, and its name is Mirai. Leave behind everything you know about traditional alternative fuel vehicles, because the newly-launched Toyota Mirai is driving the future of clean... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Innovative Communities and Massachusetts as a First Customer: The Public-Private Push for Cleantech

Maeghan Lefebvre, Project Administrator 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... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

10,000 Solar Rebates Awarded!

Lila Sevener, Solar Fellow 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. The success of this program... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Save Up To $2,250 – Replace Your Woodstove Now

Sarah Braun, Renewable Thermal Programs Fellow Improve air quality. Save money. Protect your health. 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! On April 10,... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Angry Birds for a Happier Planet

Micaela Allen, Communications Fellow 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. Recently, Rovio Entertainment announced a strategy to get their Angry Birds users thinking about... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

More Snow, Less Energy

Lindsay Martinez, Workforce Development Fellow 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... READ THE FULL POST

January 06, 2017

Innovation Wins Big at Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow 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... READ THE FULL POST

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