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New England States Rank High in Annual Cleantech Leadership Index

New England continues to lead the nation in clean energy, according to the 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index by cleantech research firm Clean Edge, Inc. Three New England states—Massachusetts (2nd), Vermont (9th), and Connecticut (10th) — made the top ten cleantech leaders list. The nation’s smallest state, Rhode Island, measured up to the other New...

New Report Finds Green Communities Act Creates $1.2B in Economic Benefits

Hot off the press! A new report released today from the independent consulting firm Analysis Group finds that Massachusetts’ landmark energy legislation the Green Communities Act (GCA) creates $1.2 billion in net economic benefits and more than 16,000 jobs for Massachusetts as a result of its first six years of implementation. The report, which was featured...

No Myth About Clean Energy Job Growth in Mass.

Many of us in the clean energy industry were pleasantly surprised recently when the Wall Street Journal ran a series of articles debunking six severely outdated “renewable energy myths” including “Renewables Are an Insignificant Source of Power,” “Renewables Are Too Expensive” and that “Variability Dooms Renewable Energy.” The Journal examined these myths to shine light...
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 first year this report has...

The Global Clean Energy Race – New Report by the Pew Charitable Trusts

This morning, the Pew Charitable Trusts released “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” a report outlining research into the global status of clean energy during 2012.  Working with data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the Pew report chronicles investment both globally and among the Group of 20 (G-20) nations. Partially due to the curtailing of...

Update on Offshore and Onshore Wind in New England

The first in a series of offshore wind conferences hosted in New England kicked off this week with Offshore Wind Power USA in Boston. The conference’s keynote speaker, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, stated he was confident that the sale of offshore wind leases for a 257-square miles area between Massachusetts’ Martha’s Vineyard and...

New Report: Advanced Energy Represents $1.1 Trillion Global Market

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the national affiliate of the New England Clean Energy Council, has released a report showing that advanced energy was a $1.1 trillion global market in 2011. This first-ever analysis of the advanced energy sector also demonstrates that the sector represents an important part of the nation’s economy, with $132 billion in...

New Report Says Rhode Island Can Benefit From Wind Power

This piece was originally posted on GoLocalProv News on December 5, 2012   New Report Says Rhode Island Can Benefit From Wind Power Wednesday, December 05, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team Power generation from wind energy projects currently under construction could displace as much global warming pollution as taking 1,000 cars off the road per year, according...

Boston Ranks High on Clean Tech Index, Especially with University Labs

Boston leads the nation with the most licensable clean technologies coming out of its university labs, per capita, according to Clean Edge’s First Annual U.S. Metro Clean Tech Index. The Index is based on twenty-two metrics, ranging from green buildings to clean tech investment, and represents the most comprehensive and objective analysis to date of...

New Report Cites Offshore Wind as Key Opportunity for New England

A new report focused on regional collaborations for clean energy development identified offshore wind as a key opportunity for New England and the rest of the Atlantic Coast. The report, entitled “Regional Energy, National Solutions” and compiled by the Center for American Progress and The Center for the Next Generation, was released by Rhode Island...

ACEEE Scorecard Names MA #1 in Energy Efficiency; VT, CT & RI Trail Closely Behind

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their 2012 State Scorecard, naming Massachusetts the number one state in energy efficiency for the second year in a row. Three other New England states—Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island—also claimed spots in the top ten, and New York ranked number three. According to the Scorecard, states...

New Report Identifies Benefits of Offshore Wind on East Coast, Especially Maine

The National Wildlife Federation along with a number of co-sponsor organizations have released a report entitled “The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife, and Secure America’s Energy Future.” The report details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy for thirteen states along...