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Looking up to ME

The events that took place during Maine Startup and Create Week were an impressive showcase of how grassroots efforts are creating a vibrant innovation ecosystem, allowing  Maine to cultivate innovation in ways that warrant our attention.

 

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Unique Event Unites Cleantech CEOs and Founders

It’s not every day that the brightest minds at the heart of the Northeast’s flourishing cleantech entrepreneurial community gather in the same room at the same time. NECEC’s Cleantech Navigate Northeast brought together more than 40 company founders, CEOs and executives at its first-ever “Founder and CEO Summit” on June 12.

 

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Energy Costs: A Problem in Need of a Clean Energy Solution

Energy supply and costs are among our country’s most pressing economic development and policy issues. Here in New England we frequently hear loud grumbling from a variety of stakeholders—and often policy makers—about how the high cost of energy is driving businesses away from New England. Unfortunately, those grumblings are misguided and out of context and not focused on long-term solutions.

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Rhode Island Small Businesses Gather to Discuss Why Clean Energy Makes Good Business Sense.

More than 50 people assembled earlier this month for the Small Business Energy Workshop hosted by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER),...

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Talking About Bringing Diversity to Clean Energy

As part of its“Clean Talks” panel series, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) held an engaging panel discussion yesterday focused on the challenge of increasing diversity in the clean energy industry.

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Cleantech in the Developing World

Can cleantech help combat poverty in Ghana, food spoilage in India and poor sanitation in flood-prone El Salvador? A group of cleantech entrepreneurs dove into that very question at a panel held at Cambridge’s Venture Cafe last week.

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Nexamp, Public Officials Celebrate 500 kW Solar Array in Richmond, RI

Nearly seven acres of vacant industrial land near Interstate 95 in Richmond, Rhode Island is now home to a 500 kW solar array, built by NECEC member Nexamp.  At a recent...

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Solar Industry: Net Metering Caps Are Disrupting MA Solar Market, Stalling Projects

Lawmakers, municipal officials and solar businesses dominated yesterday’s hearing of the Joint Committee of Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy at the Massachusetts State House, calling for the Legislature to act as...

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Massachusetts Holds Steady, Vermont and Connecticut Climb in Annual Cleantech Leadership Analysis

For the second year in a row, three New England state and New York have landed in the Top 10 States in Clean Edge Inc.’s annual Clean Tech Leadership Index. The report, which is in its sixth year, documents trends and rates performance in clean energy by state and metropolitan area. 

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Energy Storage Front and Center in New England and Beyond

Energy storage is grabbing headlines both nationally and locally this week. On Tuesday, a US Senator from New Mexico filed the Energy Storage and Deployment Act of 2015, which would...

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