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Richard Lester’s Globe Op-Ed: “Look to the States”

Richard Lester, MIT Professor and NECEC Board Member, makes a strong and timely argument for states, regions and private sector partners to take the lead in a new, regional energy innovation process to accelerate new clean energy technology development and deployment that can contribute to addressing climate change. Below is his op-ed, published in the...
NECEC Institute Established, Launches CleanzoNE Innovation Portal

NECEC Institute Established, Launches CleanzoNE Innovation Portal

The NECEC Institute today launched CleanzoNE, a new social networking site designed to connect and grow early-stage, cleantech innovations across New England. This announcement comes after a year of profound expansion and growth for the NECEC Institute, formerly known as the New England Clean Energy Foundation, in its focus areas of Innovation, Workforce Development, and...
Post Election Cleantech Reset

Post Election Cleantech Reset

November 9, 2012 Following Tuesday’s election, we turn the page on a highly charged election season in which clean energy too often was the target of derision and lack of appreciation for the enormous contributions our innovators and entrepreneurs are making to job growth, economic development, and innovation progress. Here in New England a broad...

Join the Global Cleantech Meet-Up Today at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center!

The day kicked off with an 8:15a speech by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Great, thought provoking sessions run all day on every sector of the industry. The New England Clean Energy Council is hosting a 4pm reception to nurture and grow innovation connections bring made at the Meet-Up, led by New England Clean Energy Foundation...
Is cheap, clean AND secure energy possible?

Is cheap, clean AND secure energy possible?

(This post originally appeared at The Energy Collective.) David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and current blogger for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, is among the more thoughtful conservative commentators. (Full disclosure – I had the pleasure and privilege of writing for his now defunct blog, FrumForum.com.) Nevertheless, Frum is sadly mistaken in his recent piece...
MassCEC Highlighted by New Brookings Paper

MassCEC Highlighted by New Brookings Paper

A new paper from The Brookings Institution highlights state clean energy funds and argues that they must invest in innovative technologies, and not just provide project finance.

A Big Week in Clean Energy for Massachusetts

In case you hadn't noticed, the clean energy community in Massachusetts is having a great week. The Bay State is widely recognized as a national clean energy leader and three items this week underscore why that is.
Which technology innovations will meet the world's energy challenge?

Which technology innovations will meet the world’s energy challenge?

I was recently asked to take part in an online debate about our energy challenges at CommentVision. The question posed was "Which technology innovations will meet the world's energy challenge?" Here is my response.
Why Clusters Matter

Why Clusters Matter

Hopefully, data points like these will continue to highlight the existing and growing importance of our sector. The thing I find most interesting, however, is the clear indication that innovation clusters matter -- particularly sector-focused ones.
U.S. Clean Tech Industry At A Crossroads

U.S. Clean Tech Industry At A Crossroads

In digesting the important questions that Mitch Tyson outlined in the Energy Leaders Forum’s first post, it struck me that these questions represent a collection of the (mostly) non-technical barriers to the success of the clean tech sector, and define the obstacles we must overcome as we face two possible futures: One leads to rapidly...
Clean Energy Innovation: Learning By Doing

Clean Energy Innovation: Learning By Doing

Clean energy is a relatively new industry with a fairly steep learning curve. The downside of siting new, innovative projects is that they come with a lot of uncertainty. But the upside, which gets less attention, is that the deployment of clean energy is likely to decrease costs significantly.