clean energy http://wamc.org en NYSERDA Awards Support Transportation Innovation http://wamc.org/post/nyserda-awards-support-transportation-innovation <p>This week, the Cuomo administration announced $4.3 million in grants for projects that would reduce the environmental impact of transportation in New York.</p><p></p><p>The 17 awards, administered through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority – or NYSERDA – are focused on technologies that would reduce dependence on fossil fuels, cut down on pollution, and promote healthier lifestyles.</p><p></p><p>Spokeswoman Kate Muller said NYSERDA’s focus on technology is an aspect of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:49:25 +0000 Lucas Willard 88511 at http://wamc.org NYSERDA Awards Support Transportation Innovation Skidmore College Announces Partnership With NYSERDA To Train Executives In Clean Energy http://wamc.org/post/skidmore-college-announces-partnership-nyserda-train-executives-clean-energy <p></p><p>The New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Insitute- or NY EXCEL - is a new program launched by Skidmore College focused on training business professionals in the Empire State about renewable energy and the opportunities surrounding clean energy investment.</p><p>The college will partner with the Syracuse Center of Excellence, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, and the Pace Energy and Climate Center.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:19:13 +0000 Lucas Willard 78067 at http://wamc.org Skidmore College Announces Partnership With NYSERDA To Train Executives In Clean Energy Patrick Administration Proposes New Ban On Commercial Food Waste http://wamc.org/post/patrick-administration-proposes-new-ban-commercial-food-waste <p></p><p>This week, officials from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs proposed a ban on commercial food waste beginning in July 2014 that would aim to divert food and organic waste from landfills and support disposal through anaerobic digestion, a process that can transform the discarded material to energy.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:44:22 +0000 Lucas Willard 69019 at http://wamc.org Patrick Administration Proposes New Ban On Commercial Food Waste Massachusetts Ranks Second In National Clean Energy Report http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-ranks-second-national-clean-energy-report <p></p><p>The recently released 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index published by Clean Edge Incorporated, has ranked Massachusetts second behind only California in an overall ranking that scores states on measures to promote energy efficiency, industry policy, technology development and capital investment.</p><p></p><p>New York also made the top 10 and was ranked 4<sup>th</sup>.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 66434 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Ranks Second In National Clean Energy Report Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-sets-new-solar-energy-target <p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials announced yesterday a new target for solar energy installation in the commonwealth.</p><p>In his first term, Governor Patrick set a goal of reaching 250 megawatts of solar energy installed statewide by 2017. That goal has been reached four years early, prompting the Patrick-Murray Administration to set a new target of 1.6 gigwatts of solar power by 2020.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan said that the rate of solar installation is increasing rapidly.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:48:04 +0000 Lucas Willard 63709 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target Mass. Grant Program to Encourage Electric Vehicle Adoption http://wamc.org/post/mass-grant-program-encourage-electric-vehicle-adoption <p></p><p>On Monday, in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan announced a new statewide grant program that will assist communities in investing in electric vehicles and infrastructure.</p><p></p><p>WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Secretary Sullivan about the new strategy to reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels.</p><p>Secretary Sullivan and other state officials will also join residents in the town of Chelmsford to mark the launch of the program.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:21:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 62814 at http://wamc.org Mass. Grant Program to Encourage Electric Vehicle Adoption Greenfield Passes Moratorium on Biomass Energy Plants http://wamc.org/post/greenfield-passes-moratorium-biomass-energy-plants <p></p><p>The town council of Greenfield, Massachusetts has voted to approve a 14-month moratorium on industrial biomass power generators and all waste-to-energy projects until September, 2014.</p><p></p><p>It’s believed that the 14 month moratorium on industrial size biomass burning and all waste to energy projects in Greenfield is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleven members of the 12-member town council approved the moratorium, with one member abstaining.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:54:40 +0000 Lucas Willard 62570 at http://wamc.org Greenfield Passes Moratorium on Biomass Energy Plants Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/community-programs-focus-energy-conservation-western-mass <p></p><p>Residents of several Western Massachusetts communities will be able to participate in two separate initiatives designed to encourage energy efficiency.</p><p>Open discussions will be held in Lenox and North Adams this week for the public to offer ideas and gain more understanding of the area’s energy goals and of where the future of clean energy is headed.</p><p>That’s the goal of a collaborative effort between two organizations, the non-profit&nbsp;Western Massachusetts-based Center for Eco Technology, and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:32:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58522 at http://wamc.org Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. Noise Complaints Filed Against Hoosac Wind Project http://wamc.org/post/noise-complaints-filed-against-hoosac-wind-project <p></p><p>Massachusetts residents living near a recently completed large-scale industrial wind farm in the Northern Berkshires have filed noise complaints to state officials.</p><p></p><p>This week a group of concerned residents called the Friends of Florida and Monroe met to communicate their experiences of living near the so-called Hoosac Wind Project, a 19-turbine wind farm owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables in the Berkshire County town of Florida and neighboring Franklin County Town of Monroe.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:31:53 +0000 Lucas Willard 57944 at http://wamc.org Noise Complaints Filed Against Hoosac Wind Project Massachusetts State Government Seeks To Slash It's Energy Bill http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-state-government-seeks-slash-its-energy-bill <p>Top Massachusetts officials have announced a program to reduce energy consumption. It targets the largest energy user in Massachusetts, which is the state government.</p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Energy efficiency and conservation improvements will be made at 700 state owned facilities including more than 4000 buildings.&nbsp; The initiative, called the Accelerated Energy Program, aims to complete all the work within the next 700 days, according to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and&nbsp; Environmental Affairs, Rick Sullivan.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:12:38 +0000 Paul Tuthill 55796 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts State Government Seeks To Slash It's Energy Bill