More than a dozen NECEC member companies representing an array of sectors joined NECEC in Augusta on February 1 for our 2024 Maine Clean Energy Day. It was an energizing day where we met with key state leaders, and developers and innovators got to share their insights on how Maine can be a leader in the climate economy.
NECEC announced its annual award winners at last night’s Green Future Gala event at the Westin Copley Plaza in Boston, headlined by Vineyard Wind taking home the coveted NECEC Clean Energy Company of the Year award.
Finalists have been announced for the Northeast Clean Energy Council's 2023 awards. The categories include Clean Energy Company of the Year, Emerging Company of the Year, Startup Supporter of the Year, Partnership of the Year and a new award for Community Impact Champion,
The global cleantech innovation ecosystem convened for the regional finals of the 18th annual Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator Awards in Brooklyn, New York to compete for more than $60,000 in prizes and an opportunity to advance to a national finals round of competition. With nearly 50 companies competing for top prizes, this year’s competition had the highest participation of any contest in its history – a reflection of the surging momentum in innovation, entrepreneurialism, and demand for capital in the cleantech sector.
On Wednesday, August 9, NECEC’s policy team held its 2023 Legislative Roundup, summarizing the progress, concerns, and work that lies ahead in legislatures across the region. Together with our state affiliates—Clean Energy New Hampshire, Renewable Energy Vermont, Focus Government Affairs, and Wilby Public Affairs—the policy team described the progress achieved in the renewable energy sector this year. Over 70 members of NECEC’s Policy Committee gathered for the Roundup, which included special remarks from Dan Bosley, our recently retired Government Affairs Executive.
In 2022 NECEC welcomed a new President in former Somerville, Mass. Mayor Joe Curtatone and moved to a new home at Greentown Labs. We championed vital, and in some cases historic, legislation across the Northeast, and saw our advocacy pay off as states made enormous investments in offshore wind infrastructure. We returned to live events with our signature Green Tie Gala in Boston and two major Strategic Partner Network summits in New York City. And we saw the climate economy reach whole new levels after the federal government passed the Inflation Reduction Action, putting $369 billion toward clean energy and climate tech initiatives.
Cleantech Open Northeast (CTONE), the northeast region of the nation’s largest cleantech startup accelerator, has welcomed 47 startups from across the northeast and around the globe into its 2023 cohort, NECEC announced today. Selected from a pool of 80 applicants, this year’s cohort is diverse, and extremely driven to commercialize high-impact solutions to improve the environment and combat climate change.
The Northeast Clean Energy Council is proud to announce the hiring of Magdalena Wilk as the new Director of NECEC Navigate, our signature innovation program thatprovides cleantech startups access to resources and business support to help them grow and scale.