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Spreading Solar Across Rhode Island

With an impending blizzard heading towards the New England states, officials in Rhode Island were looking toward the sun Monday as they officially kicked off the successful residential solar program...

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Panel focuses on Energy Policy Priorities in Maine

Maine Governor Paul LePage’s second term agenda priority to lower energy costs for Mainers set the stage for NECEC Maine Affiliate E2Tech’s Maine Energy Policy breakfast at the Maple Farm in Hallowell, Maine this week with two panel discussions focused on energy policy and the upcoming legislative session. 

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Think CO2 is Just Waste? Think Again.

While CO2 is often viewed as an industrial waste that is contributing to global warming, on Thursday, January 15, thought leaders in finance, entrepreneurship, and the sciences came together to discuss CO2 as both a commodity and as a growing cleantech business opportunity. “CO2: From Waste to Worth-Exploring the Market for CO2-Based Commodities” was hosted by our team here at NECEC Institute, Brown University, Slater Technology Fund, and the Commerce Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund. The conference focused on the opportunities and challenges of the carbon capture, sequestration, and utilization market. The following are three major takeaways from the event:

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Time to Re-Calculate our Renewables

It is not often that there is a good news story that shows how public policy at the Statehouse can bring about more new jobs, decrease how much Vermonters spend...

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Attack on grid would be devastating

Utilidata CEO Scott DePasquale published an op-ed on the risk of cyber attacks on the electric grid in a recent edition of the Providence Journal.

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‘Shout Out For Solar’ Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers

Supported by both business and environmental groups, hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world are expected to take part in the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) 2nd annual National “Shout Out For Solar” Day – set for Friday, January 16, and taking place on Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues.

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Wind power to create 4,200 Maine jobs this year

A new economic report predicts that the wind energy industry could create as many as 4,200 jobs in the state of Maine alone in 2015.

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Mass Solar Coalition Continues to Grow

Last month, NECEC and our solar energy partners founded the Mass Solar Coalition, an alliance founded by NECEC, SEIA, SEBANE and Vote Solar to work to bring together their members...

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NECEC Defends Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs

Earlier this month, energy efficiency consultant Matt Golden published an article at Greentech Media on why top-down efficiency programs don't work, singling out Massachusetts as an example.  The piece left out some important facts...

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How “U” can help

Hundreds of international environmental experts are convened in Lima, Peru this week to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet by limiting emissions. As I pore over the Intergovernmental...

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