Union Point, located on land that used to be the Waymouth Naval Air Station on Boston’s South Shore is a laboratory for how to build sustainable cities of the future, including using 100% renewable energy
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Originally published on Gas2. A decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last year has contributed to a proposal by Deepwater Wind for a 144 megawatt wind farm called Revolution Wind to be located 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Deepwater Wind is the same company that built the first US offshore wind farm last […]
Solar energy in Massachusetts has grown from 10 megawatts in 2009 to more than 1,050 megawatts in 2016. The state enacted much legislation to usher in solar as a renewable energy source.
UtilityDIVE reports Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has released a draft solar incentive program supporting the addition of 1.6 GW of solar power to the state. If enacted, this program will replace the state’s expiring solar incentive program, which uses solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) and is known as SREC-2, with a tariff program. The current SREC-2 program […]
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing […]
A new law will now provide Massachusetts with the third US energy storage mandate. Look for storage legislation to gain favor in the upcoming years. “Irrespective of the eventual target, Massachusetts could become the first non-West Coast state to set forth a storage goal,” said Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at GTM Research. “It […]
House and Senate leaders in Massachusetts came to an agreement yesterday on raising the state’s net metering cap by 3%. A six-member House and Senate conference committee agreed on the bill’s final language late Tuesday, April 5. As reported by PV-Tech and New England Cable News, this bill — H.4173 — comes after five months of negotiation, […]
The human family tree just got a little more crowded. A recent DNA analysis of the Denisovan (Denisova hominins) genome has revealed the presence of unusual genetic sequences not found in Neanderthal or any other known early hominin species — indicating the possible existence of a new unknown ancestor in the human family tree. In […]
If you’re voting in the Massachusetts election today or tomorrow, you should be voting for Elizabeth Warren without any hesitation — she’s one of the best politicians I’m aware of. Here’s a quick rundown of how her and her opponent, Scott Brown, differ: Not many politicians are so dedicated to the people as Elizabeth […]
A new survey of Massachusetts’ clean energy industry reveals green jobs grew 11% since 2011 — ten times faster than job growth in the overall state economy. […]
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.
“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
Captured on June 27 of this year by the crew on the International Space Station, this photo of the Massachusetts coastline was taken at an angle, allowing for the sunglint shown prominently in Cape Cod Bay.
Oh! The weather outside [can be] frightful, which is why Stephen Chu of the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that 7 states (Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire) will be the recipients of more than $288 million dollars, which will be put toward weatherization projects.