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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...

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...

Building an Ecosystem for Cleantech Entrepreneurship

Partnership and collaboration where key concepts that emerged from Saturday’s (February 22, 2014) “Building an Ecosystem for Energy Entrepreneurship” panel at the MIT Energy Conference. The panel, which was moderated by MIT Energy Initiative Executive Director Martha Broad featured NECEC President Peter Rothstein, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton, Rockport Capital Partner Dhiraj Malkani,...

2014 Clean Energy Spring Internship Program Now Open

Our partners at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) have begun accepting applications for the spring session of the 2014  Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program, which means students and recent graduates can now apply online for paid internships at Massachusetts-based clean tech companies! Visit http://ma.cleanenergyeducation.org/ for more details on the program, which is a partnership...

Kick-Starting Cleantech Startups

NECEC partnered with Grant Thornton and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) on Wednesday to present a practical panel for startups called “Kick-Start Your Startup.” Panelists offered an array of advice and tips on business law, tax issues and the investment climate in venture capital funding and mergers and acquisitions. The panel,...

Yet Another Example of Energy Efficiency’s Economic Impact

Yet another example of how energy efficiency is a cornerstone of New England’s economic growth. A recent study, commissioned by National Grid and conducted by the NECEC Institute, found that in 2012, Rhode Island’s $83 million energy efficiency program created 528 full time jobs in the Ocean State. The economic impact study also found that...

NECEC Institute Organizes Leadership Roundtable on Sustainable Facilities Management Workforce Needs

On September 13, 85 people attended a roundtable discussion at Bunker Hill Community College entitled “The Future of Facilities Management: Workforce Development and Training Needs for Sustainable Facilities in Massachusetts.” The discussion, organized by the NECEC Institute, involved community college representatives and more than 50 leading facilities management employers.  The event was organized and facilitated as...

Fall Internship Program Opens

Last week, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announced it will begin accepting applications for the fall session of the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program, co-sponsored by NECEC. The program, which provides paid internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies, set a record in the 2013 summer session...

MassCEC Announces $640,000 in K-12 Clean Energy Education

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has announced $640,000 in grants to fund clean energy-related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs for Massachusetts students in kindergarten through high school. These grants, which are part of the MassCEC’s Workforce Capacity Building Program, are designed to help students build their STEM skills and to increase the...

Clean Energy Internship Program Expanded to Fall and Spring Semesters

Governor Deval Patrick has announced that the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program, which is co-sponsored by NECEC, will be expanded to provide paid internship opportunities in the spring and fall. Governor Patrick made the announcement in his keynote address at the Global Cleantech Meet-up, an annual conference for the clean energy community....

Massachusetts Clean Energy Summer Intern Program Wraps Up Big Second Year

What did you do on your summer vacation?  For 145 young professionals in Massachusetts, it was a working vacation at one of 77 companies in the state’s clean energy industry. These students and recent graduates were selected in open competition involving over 800 talented applicants to participate in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s paid summer...

Help Wanted: 28 MA Clean Energy Companies Filling 270 Positions in MA Right Now

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Turn on the radio, flip on the TV, look at the newspaper, or scan the Web, and everyone’s talking about jobs —how to create them, what sectors are growing, and how to get people trained for today’s economy. If you’re one of the many recent graduates or unemployed people looking for an...