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Clean Energy: Good for the economy and good for business in Massachusetts

Yesterday, NECEC President Peter Rothstein and I joined a number of clean energy business leaders, public officials and some enthusiastic students and educators at Boston’s Green Academy, where Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced for that the third-straight year the state’s clean energy sector has seen double digit job growth. 

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WGA Wind Power Projects Top 12,000 MW

William Gallagher Associates’ Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Team continue to expand its practice through the successful addition of several new wind developers and their projects.  These 

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Looking Inside Energy with Elon Musk

NECEC's Ali Adler had the opportunity to attend Solar City’s annual Inside Energy conference--a half day event that attracted high-caliber attendees from clean energy business, finance and policy. The feature of the event, of course, was a fireside chat with Elon Musk and Solar City CEO and founder Lyndon Rive, moderated by Ron Pernick of CleanEdge.

 

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50 NECEC firms have 486 job openings in New England right now

To get a snapshot of what’s going on, we dove into the websites of NECEC member companies on Tuesday, September 23, and created a sample of fifty to report on. Keep in mind that these fifty companies are only a tiny fraction of the hundreds of firms in the region’s clean energy industry, and that many firms don’t post openings.

 

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Making Solar Mainstream

Hundreds of people attended Vote Solar's Equinox East, which featured actor, director and clean energy advocate Mark Ruffalo, Chairman of New York Energy and Finance Chairman & NYSERDA Richard Kauffman and New York State Senator Kevin Parker as guest speakers.

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Maine's Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Clean Energy

Last week, NECEC’s Maine State Affiliate the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a special event to help businesses and homeowners make decisions about heating fuels, systems and technologies ahead of Maine’s winter heating season. 

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Member Spotlight: Qado Energy

Five years after Qado’s official founding, Qado has released GridUnityTM and brought on its first licensed utility customer and is negotiating with others across the US. In the next two years Fitzsimons expects to gain adoption from not only large investor-owned utilities, but also smaller municipal utilities as well as the engineering firms and developers they are working with in their territories.

 

 

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NECEC President: Clean energy shouldn’t be partisan

NECEC President Peter Rothstein publishes a letter to the editor in Providence Business News related to a recent article outlining the gubernatorial candidates positions on clean energy. 

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NextWave in Cleantech Investing Conference

NECEC's Ali Adler reports on Greentech Media’s Second annual NextWave in Greentech Investing Conference held in Menlo Park this month. Attended by about 100 investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts each year, the conference explored the shifting landscape in cleantech finance and emerging trends addressing funding gaps that prevent rapid commercialization and proliferation of resource efficient products and services.

 

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The Grid Modernization Challenge and Opportunity in the Northeast

As many states throughout the Northeast embark on efforts to modernize their electricity systems, NECEC’s new white paper, Leading the Next Era of Electricity Innovation, argues that policy makers, regulators, and utility and advanced energy industry leaders across the Northeast must work together to craft a shared vision for the future of the region’s electricity system. 

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