by Kelsey LaFreniere on Sep 12, 2012 • 3:13 pm
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has announced a $1 million program to encourage the further development of clean energy technology in the Commonwealth. MassCEC will offer between $100,000 and $300,000 for projects designed to address energy challenges that Massachusetts faces, including renewable energy optimization, fuel efficient vehicles, and energy storage. The funds will be used to help companies finance demonstration projects, which test and showcase new technologies before they are ready for commercialization.
cleantechnica.com | August 31, 2012
Government investment and support for clean, renewable energy development is paying off handsomely in Massachusetts, where the clean energy economy grew 11.2% between July 2011 and July 2012. The state’s fast-growing clean energy sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy businesses across the state, according to a Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) report released Aug. 16.
Boston.com | August 29, 2012
The first solar project built along a major highway right-of-way on the East Coast has begun producing energy to power the town of Carver’s water-treatment plant.
Built along Route 44 on an easement awarded by the state to the town, the 99-kilowatt project makes use of the highway’s east-west orientation to erect an array of south-facing solar panels in a nearly ideal location in terms of power-generating efficiency.
BOSTON – The growth of Massachusetts’ renewable energy economy is outpacing the overall economy nearly tenfold, according to a new report that measures clean energy sector employment and the number of businesses that use clean energy practices.
BOSTON – August 16, 2012 – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced Massachusetts’ clean energy economy grew by 11.2 percent from July 2011 to July 2012. According to the 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report released today the growing sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy firms across Massachusetts.
The real question is not what the investment of Chinese auto-maker Wanxiang says about A123 Systems or federal and local funding it received, but what it says about the lack of market clarity and long-term investing horizons for large corporations and investors in the U.S. to invest in emerging market leaders with a huge but long-term potential payback (“Green in their dreams,” Aug. 10).