NECEC releases climate action project guides for municipalities and startups
The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) has published two separate guides designed to facilitate municipal government and climate tech startups coming together to deliver climate action projects. The guides feature case studies from across New England and New York, detail best practices for how to take projects from concept to execution, and compile numerous invaluable resources
"I spent 18 years as the mayor of a small city and I can't tell you how much I wish somebody had given us a roadmap like this to help move our projects more quickly," said NECEC President Joe Curtatone, who is the former Mayor of Somerville, MA. "And for the companies in the clean energy and climate tech spaces, I don't know of any other single resource that can help you navigate the fairly complex world of municipal government for these types of projects."
Both guides are available for free. NECEC encourages people to share them with coworkers and colleagues.
"We're trying to lead the just, equitable and rapid transition to a clean energy future and diverse climate economy,' Curtatone said. "The only way that's going to happen is if we unlock local climate action. There's more than 2,000 municipalities in the Northeast, and if they all make make consistent progress toward decarbonization it will have an enormous positive effect."