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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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NECEC’S 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands a Huge Hit

More than a hundred staff from NECECmember and sponsor companies rocked out Tuesday night at NECEC’s member mixer and Second Annual Battle of the Bands. NECEC member EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, hosted the event at their Boston office that overlooks the Boston Harbor. After networking with other members, NECEC President Peter...

NECEC Joins First Wind to Support Critical Clean Energy Legislation

NECEC President Peter Rothstein joined Paul Gaynor, CEO of NECEC Member First Wind, in an op-ed that ran today and callsl for the passage of the Clean Energy Resources Act, currently pending in the Massachusetts Legislature. The legislation would encourage the development of more clean energy resources in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Read below for...

NECEC NYC Innovation Events Draw Hundreds of Startups

Coinciding with New York Energy Week, NECEC and our regional partners hosted a series of events in New York City from June 18 to 19, aimed at supporting cleantech start-ups and the broader cleantech entrepreneurship community. The week kicked off with the Cleantech Open East Coast Academy, a two-day cleantech entrepreneurship bootcamp that drew more...

Exciting Lineup for NECEC’s 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands

It’s about a week away from our second annual Cleantech Battle of the Bands and we’re excited to announce a stellar line up of musical talent. The fun, free evening of networking and entertainment will celebrate the beginning of summer for New England’s clean energy community. This year we have the following four bands:  ...

Commerce RI Reiterates Cleantech Importance in New Economic Report

Commerce RI’s newly released Economic Development Plan sees significant potential growth in the Ocean State, as long as steps are taken by government leaders, private businesses, and community members alike to ensure meaningful reform through six proposed strategies, including building a hearty business ecosystem, harnessing innovation, and fostering a resilient economy.  Within these strategies is...

Cleantech Shines at Inaugural Maine Start Up and Create Week

The first-ever Maine Startup & Create Week in Portland last week showcased of one of the strongest cleantech startup communities in the region. The week was brimming with stellar speakers, diverse events, and great local food and drink. I was delighted to participate in the Thursday morning session Navigating the Northeast Cleantech Cluster – Emerging...

Governor Patrick Calls for Legislature to Pass Net Metering Legislation

With roughly seven months left in his second term, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered a rousing speech at PV America yesterday, where he emphasized his administration’s achievements in establishing a nation-leading solar market in the Bay State and called for the Legislature to pass the precedent-setting solar net metering bill being considered at by lawmakers...

New report finds 15,000+ clean energy jobs in Vermont

Earlier today, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin released the results of a study about the clean energy industry in the Green Mountain State.  The results show that clean energy is a significant part of the Vermont economy. Some of the report highlights from the Governor’s announcement included: Vermont’s clean energy industry employs 15,286 workers at 2,684...

Fraunhofer’s Living Lab Goes Live

On Wednesday June 11, hundreds of clean energy businesses and stakeholders gathered in Boston’s Innovation District at what was once a deteriorating 100-year-old historic building scheduled for demolition to celebrate the long-awaited Grand Opening of the Fraunhaufer Center for Sustainable Energy‘s (CSE) Living Laboratory. For more than two years CSE, a non-profit applied research and...

EPA Proposal Creates Market Opportunities for the Clean Energy Sector

A recent webinar presentation by NECEC’s national partner Advanced Energy Economy examined how the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants stands to open major market opportunities for clean energy businesses across the country. On June 2, the EPA established draft regulations under section 111 (d) of the Clean Air...

NECEC Hosts NYC Events to Bring Together Innovators, Investors and Corporates to Advance Cleantech Entrepreneurship

NEW YORK CITY – June 18, 2014 – In coordination with New York Energy Week (NYEW), NECEC is hosting a number of original events to help entrepreneurs make connections with investors and other individuals who can help accelerate their success through peer and expert mentorship, and by providing meaningful connections. From June 18 to 19,...

SEIA and NECEC Endorse Massachusetts’s Precedent-setting Legislation to Eliminate the Solar Net Metering Cap

June 16, 2014 – BOSTON, MA – Saying it reflects consensus from major clean energy, utility and environmental stakeholders while solidifying the Commonwealth’s commitment to 1,600 MW of solar energy by 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) today announced their support for proposed legislation for a...