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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...

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 Third Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day, Awards Clean Energy Champion Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2014 The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), its member companies and partners visited the Massachusetts State House today to showcase the vibrant clean energy industry and the benefits it is bringing to Massachusetts as part of NECEC’s Third Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day. “Clean Energy Day is a tremendous...

Cleantech Intern Talent Fair a Success

Over 45 employers and 200 students filled up Greentown Labs at last week’s Cleantech Intern Talent Fair—a fast-paced networking event designed to connect cleantech talent with cleantech employers! After a brief speaking program featuring NECEC’s Senior Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ali Adler, Cleantech Open Northeast Director Katie MacDonald and MassCEC’s Senior Director for Innovation...

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,...
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 regional business member organization supporting...

Assessing New England’s Cleantech Innovation Landscape

Since NECEC formed in late 2006, our core mission has included support to early-stage cleantech innovation across the region. The 2011 creation of the NECEC Institute and the awarding of a i6 Green grant from the US Department of Commerce allowed NECEC—for the first time in our short history—to carry out that mission in a...

NECEC Members Named Most Innovative in the World

We always say that our member companies are among the most innovative companies in the world. And now FastCompany, the business and innovation magazine, confirms it. FastCompany released its annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies this week and two NECEC Members made the cut. Boston-based XLHybrids, which makes a hybrid conversion technology designed...

Events in Clean Energy

The New England clean energy sector is bursting with events in the coming months. Below is a list of the many exciting events taking place throughout New England. 2014 Clean Energy Day Events NECEC’s Clean Energy Days showcase the growing vitality of the clean energy industry and the importance of consistent policy support as a means...

Future looks bright for clean technology in Maine

The following Op-Ed by NECEC Maine State Coordinator and Executive Director of E2Tech Jeff Marks and E2Tech Chairman Jim Katsiaficas was featured in the Portland Press Herald on January 17, 2014. Jeff and Jim joined hundreds of individuals in the cleantech and clean energy community who have spoken out against 60 Minutes’ recent depiction of...
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 in demise. “Despite billions invested...

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,...