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Globe Editorial: “Solar-energy investments are paying off in Mass.”

This editorial originally appeared in the November 23, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe   After decades of promise, solar energy is finally becoming more available in Massachusetts, through a wise use of government subsidies. The state is driving down costs by providing financial incentives for homeowners to install solar panels, and for utilities to buy back...

Downing key to green energy law

This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in the August 6, 2012 edition of The Berkshire Eagle   On Friday, August 3, Governor Deval Patrick signed new energy legislation into law that expands clean and renewable energy and grows the clean energy economy in a number of important ways. Through passage of this legislation, Massachusetts...
Governor Patrick Signs Massachusetts Energy Bill

Governor Patrick Signs Massachusetts Energy Bill

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) applauds Governor Deval Patrick for supporting and signing into law new energy legislation that will expand the benefits of clean and renewable energy to more Massachusetts energy customers. NECEC praises Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Energy Committee Co-Chairs Sen. Ben Downing and Rep. John...

Legislature must move Mass. clean-energy economy forward

This piece originally appeared in the July 31, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe This week, the Massachusetts House and Senate have an amazing opportunity to build on the Commonwealth’s energy policy foundation so that our energy economy can continue on its path as an emerging world player in the clean-energy industry — and ensure Massachusetts energy consumers a secure,...

Energizing Massachusetts: something we can all be proud of

This piece originally appeared in the July 30 edition of the Quincy Patriot Ledger In an age when partisanship and cynicism dominates politics, it’s great to be able to say, “Bravo, Beacon Hill!” Our leaders in the State House have passed an energy bill that will create jobs and save everyone money. It will also...

Many would benefit from boost in renewables

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the July 27, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe   The July 23 Metro article “Wind, solar subsidy set for review” raises concerns about Massachusetts’ net metering program, but ignores many of its positive effects, including job creation, local power generation, declining renewables costs, and cleaner grid impacts....

Boston Business Journal Rosenthal Op-ed Promotes Clean Energy

In a Boston Business Journal op-ed published Friday, June 8, 2012, author Jonathan Rosenthal makes the case for expanding the Green Communities Act to keep the clean energy sector growing. Rosenthal is the president of Meredith Management, which develops, owns and manages residential units and millions of square feet of commercial space. “We would not be as successful...
Legislative Update - March 30, 2012

Legislative Update – March 30, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, the Massachusetts Senate began debate on Senate Bill 2200, An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth, and the 58 amendments that have been proposed.  This bill is the follow on to the MA Joint Telecommunications Utilities and Energy Committee’s bill we reported on last week. NECEC, as part of a...
Gov. Patrick on GCA: No Rollback on My Watch

Gov. Patrick on GCA: No Rollback on My Watch

Leaders of New England’s innovation economy had their hearts warmed last week when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick sent out an early Valentine: He publicly declared love and devotion to the Green Communities Act (GCA). Joining Newton Mayor Setti Warren on a tour of a zero net-energy home in Waban, Governor Patrick addressed dozens of attendees...
Energy Leaders Breakfast Club

Energy Leaders Breakfast Club

Almost one year ago, we started the Energy Leaders Forum, a collaboration between the New England Clean Energy Council and Mass High Tech, to spur conversations on current issues in the clean energy sector.  Today, we are engaging in new dialogues by inviting some of the region’s thought leadership for breakfast and conversation. The following...
Clean Energy is Driving Economic Growth in the Commonwealth

Clean Energy is Driving Economic Growth in the Commonwealth

NECEC President Peter Rothstein weighs in on energy costs and the Green Communities Act in Commonwealth Magazine.