NECEC's 7th Annual Green Tie Gala

Save the Date - Thursday, October 30th
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA
Attend the premier celebration of the New England clean energy industry’s growth and accomplishments over the year. Early-Bird pricing available now!

Questions? Interested in Gala Sponsorship?
Contact Abbey Strauss, or 617.500.9997.


Thank You to our 2014 Green Tie Gala Sponsors






NECEC's 6th Annual Green Tie Gala








Thank you to those who attended our 6th Annual Green Tie Gala!  Our keynote speaker, Chris Laurens, VP Future Energy Technologies of Shell for outlined how clean energy innovation and strategic opportunities for the global energy industry.  Read about our 6 award winners, including NECEC's 2013 Clean Energy Hall of Fame Inductee Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Cleantech is evolving with large corporations looking for new ways to become strategic partners, customers, investors and beneficiaries of cleantech innovation. Chris Laurens, VP Future Energy Technologies, Shell, helped us look at the intersection of clean energy innovation and the global energy industry. In his two terms, Governor Deval Patrick has proven that the combination of forward-thinking clean energy policies and a strong innovation economy is the right model for sustainable economic growth. NECEC is very pleased to welcome Governor Patrick as our 2013 Clean Energy Hall of Fame Inductee.



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The 5th Annual Green Tie Gala

Thank you to all who attended NECEC's Fifth Annual Green Tie Gala at the InterContinental Boston Hotel! What an evening. Special thanks goes to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who gave a compelling keynote address. And thank you again to our Green Tie Gala sponsors, without whom this event could not be possible, Deloitte, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Polachi, William Gallagher Associates, Comerica, Rasky Baerlein and Wolf Greenfield.

Click here to read about the 7 individuals and companies who received awards, including:

  • Joule Unlimited, Emerging Company of the Year (co-winner)
  • Ocean Renewable Power Company, Emerging Company of the Year (co-winner)
  • EnerNOC, Employer of the Year
  • Harvest Power, Breakout Company of the Year
  • Timberland, Corporate Citizen of the Year
  • Susan Tierney, Clean Energy Hall of Fame
  • Hemant Taneja, Clean Energy Leadership Award



View photos from the 5th NECEC Gala

Thanks to our 2012 Green Tie Gala Sponsors:





View the 2012 Green Tie Gala program

The 4th Annual Green Tie Gala

Thank you to the more than 400 members of our community who attended our 4th Annual Green Tie Gala at the Moakley Courthouse. And a special thanks to keynote speaker Dan Esty, and Gala Sponsors Deloitte, Polachi, William Gallagher Associates, GT Advanced Technologies, the CT Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, and our partner the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. We are sorry Governor Malloy was unable to attend, but recognize his need to deal with the ongoing difficulties from the preceding week's snow storm.

And to really get a flavor of the evening, don't miss the video above, which provides a humorous but insightful take on where we are in clean energy as 2011 came to a close. Over the mere five years in which the Clean Energy Council has been in existence, the industry - and perceptions of it - changed dramatically, as the video shows. Yet, we have seen substantial progress, which is cause for celebration. And of course, our work here in New England's clean energy cluster continues.

View photos from the 2011 Gala.

Click here to read about the fantastic companies and individuals who won awards, including:

  • BigBelly Solar, Emerging Company of the Year 
  • First Wind, Breakout Company of the Year
  • Next Step Living, Employer of the Year
  • Brown University, Corporate Citizen (co-winner)
  • Yale University, Corporate Citizen (co-winner)
  • Ian Bowles, Clean Energy Hall of Fame
  • Bruce Anderson, Clean Energy Leadership Award

Download the program book:



The 2011 Gala Invitation - thanks again to our Gala Sponsors!