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NECEC Forms Alliance with Cleantech Open Northeast and New Initiative to Accelerate Cleantech Entrepreneurship

NECEC Forms Alliance with Cleantech Open Northeast and New Initiative to Accelerate Cleantech Entrepreneurship

NECEC Announces Formal Alliance with Cleantech Open Northeast and New Initiative to Accelerate Region-wide Cleantech Entrepreneurship  Northeast regional connector for entrepreneurs and resources aims to accelerate region-wide cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship Boston, MA – February 18, 2014. NECEC (The New England Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute), the largest...
Cleantech Strikes Back

Cleantech Strikes Back

Sunday night’s episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes featured a segment called “Cleantech Crash,” which attempted to claim that the combination of a “string of expensive tax-funded flops in cleantech,” and the fact that venture capitalists lost a significant amount of money on cleantech investments in recent years, means the cleantech industry is essentially...
Six Awardees Honored at NECEC's 6th Annual Green Tie Gala

Six Awardees Honored at NECEC’s 6th Annual Green Tie Gala

 Six Awardees Honored at New England Clean Energy Council’s 6th Annual Green Tie Gala Clean Energy Industry Leaders Celebrate Companies; NECEC Honors Governor Deval Patrick as the 2013 Clean Energy Hall of Fame Inductee  BOSTON, MA – November 14, 2013 – The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) tonight announced its...
Five NECEC Members Named in 2013 Global Cleantech 100

Five NECEC Members Named in 2013 Global Cleantech 100

Hot off the press! The Cleantech Group’s fifth annual Global Cleantech 100 report, announced today, lists five NECEC Members among its ranking of the most innovative and potentially game-changing cleantech companies around the world. Congratulations to Next Step Living, Digital Lumens, Harvest Power, Ambri and Novomer for being recognized. The...
Member Spotlight: eNow

Member Spotlight: eNow

Volatile fuel prices have plagued North America since the early 1990s. As costs continue to rise and federal regulation of vehicle emissions becomes more strict, automakers, fleet owners, trucking companies and others must adapt. Rhode Island-based NECEC member company eNow helps the transportation industry meet this challenge. Using innovative, solar...
New England Excels in 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

New England Excels in 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

Cleantech deployment in the United States made great strides in 2012, and the 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index verifies that Massachusetts nearly led the race, impressively ranking second nationwide.  Since 2009, the Clean Tech Leadership Index has provided an unparalleled analysis of the US cleantech marketplace, yet 2012 marks the...
Launch of Floating Turbine: Maine's Breakthrough in Offshore Wind

Launch of Floating Turbine: Maine’s Breakthrough in Offshore Wind

Last Friday, researchers at the University of Maine demonstrated the offshore wind industry is certainly afloat. These researchers, sponsored by the Maine Energy Department, launched our nation’s first floating wind turbine in Brewer, ME. Friday’s project is one of seven sponsored by the Energy Department, as New York Times reporter Matthew...
CT Town Builds First Solar Powered Train Station in Nation

CT Town Builds First Solar Powered Train Station in Nation

Earlier this week, Connecticut state and city leaders celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first solar powered train station in the country. Energy to power the train station, four charging stations for electric vehicles, and station lights will now be supplied by 52 new rooftop solar panels. Connecticut Governor Dannel...
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Clean Energy Leaders from Hopkinton to Boston

The Boston Marathon is more than a road race here in New England; it’s a proud civic tradition and a global event that brings hundreds of thousands of runners and spectators to Boston and the cities and towns (Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston) along the marathon route. I’ll be running on...

White House Honors Boston Community Capital and CEFIA as Champions of Change

Proving yet again that New England boasts a nation-leading clean energy sector, a pair of NECEC members were recognized at the White House today, for their work to drive policy changes that expand energy choices for Americans, while growing jobs and bringing new clean energy deployment in their state. Elyse Cherry, the CEO of NECEC...

Opower Files for Initial Public Offering

In a sign that saving energy is a good investment opportunity, we are excited to congratulate one of our new members Opower, on its initial public offering. On Friday April 4, Opower, which provides Software as a Service platform for utilities and their customers, launched its IPO and raised $116 million. The seven-year-old company’s main...

Team LightsOut Wins Third Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

After a long weekend of intense innovation, Team LightsOut was named the winner of the Third Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon last Sunday at Somerville’s Greentown Labs.  Teams had 30 hours between Friday April 4 and Sunday April 6 to create innovative apps and technologies that support clean and sustainable practices. Ten teams competed and in...

NECEC Celebrates 2nd Annual Rhode Island Clean Energy Day

NECEC Celebrates Second Annual Rhode Island Clean Energy Day with Legislators and Top Clean Energy Companies  CLEAN ENERGY CHAMPION AWARDS GIVEN TO FOUR RHOLDE ISLAND LAWMAKERS  PROVIDENCE, RI — The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), its member companies and partners visited the Rhode Island State House today to showcase the vibrant clean energy industry...

Massachusetts Drives Support for EVs

Massachusetts’s drivers should expect to see a lot more electric vehicles on the road in the future, thanks to a smart investment by the state to support alternative fuel vehicles and the infrastructure that will support its growth. Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two new programs to support alternative fuel vehicles, drawing from...

NECEC VP of Policy to be Recognized with NEWIEE Achievement Award

Here at NECEC, we know quite well that we have an energy policy rock star on our hands. Now that rock star—who you may know as Janet Gail Besser, NECEC’s VP of Policy and Government Affairs—is receiving recognition for her accomplishments in the energy sector. Next week, on April 8, Janet will be recognized as...

Maine Clean Energy Day Spurs Legislative Success

Many of NECEC’s 2014 Maine Policy Priorities have been accomplished thanks to a successful 2nd Annual Maine Clean Energy Day, last Thursday,  in Augusta. Maine Clean Energy Day began with E2Tech’s Augusta Forum at the Maple Hill Conference Center, where Maine Governor Paul LePage discussed his policy priorities to help reduce costs for Maine’s residential and business...

NECEC Celebrates Second Annual Maine Clean Energy Day with Legislators and Top Clean Energy Companies

CLEAN ENERGY CHAMPION AWARDS GIVEN TO THREE MAINE LAWMAKERS AUGUSTA, ME — The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), its member companies and partners visited the Maine State House today to showcase the vibrant clean energy industry and the benefits it is bringing to Maine as part of NECEC’s Second Annual Maine Clean Energy Day....

NECEC Testifies on Rhode Island Distributed Generation Bill

It was a packed house last week at the Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee hearing on S-2690, the Distributed Generation Growth Program Bill currently pending in the Rhode Island General Assembly. More than 20 people representing business organizations, environmentalists and clean energy companies testified in support of the bill, which—if passed—would expand the 2011 DG...

Net Metering Takes Center Stage in the Bay State

Supporters and beneficiaries of solar energy showed up in full force Tuesday at the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Tuesday, to show support for S.2019 and H.3901, An Act Relative to Net Metering. The bills, sponsored by Representative Frank Smizik in the House and Senator Anthony Petruccelli in the Senate seek to...

NECEC Welcomes New Board Leadership

BOSTON, MA — NECEC (New England Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute) announced the election of eight new board members; Susan Hunt Stevens of Practically Green, Henrik Holland of Shell Technology Ventures, Andrew Friendly of Autodesk; William DiCroce of Veolia Environnement North America, Alicia Barton of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Jessica Bailey...