NECEC hires Barry Reaves as Vice President for DEIJ & Workforce Development
The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) is proud to announce the hiring of Barry Reaves as its first-ever Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) & Workforce Development. Reaves will lead the organization's efforts to ensure that the elements of DEIJ are embedded as imperatives in NECECs mission, vision, values and strategic plan.
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Commonwealth Fusion opens new facility in Devens, MA
Commonwealth Fusion Systems officially cut the ribbon at their headquarters in Devens, MA. On hand were Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Rep. Lori Trahan, Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, MA Energy Secretary Rebecca Tepper and MA Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao. The company expects its prototype reactor to be ready in 2025 with commercial-scale reactors ready in 2030.
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NECEC's 2023 Maine Clean Energy Day
The Northeast Clean Energy Council held our first State Clean Energy Day of the year on February 2 in Augusta, Maine. It was an action-packed day beginning first thing with an Energy and Environment Legislative Preview hosted by our partners E2Tech.
Can concrete be sustainable?
Despite all the utility it provides, recent studies indicate that the process of making concrete is responsible for a significant amount of worldwide carbon emissions. In the era of decarbonization, improved concrete production practices have to become part of the solution to climate change and proper legislation can encode those practices into law.
The Inflation Reduction Act: A Boon for Clean Energy
The Inflation Reduction Act puts $369 billion toward "energy security and climate change: and marks a game-changing prospect for the clean energy industry. Its emphasis on energy investments and commitment to a 40% emissions reduction by 2030 recognizes that the nation’s clean energy transition will play a central role in both addressing the short-term problem of inflation as well as cultivating a long-term, sustainable economic growth.
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Lessons Learned from NECEC's Northeast Grid Summit
Power sector leaders from across the Northeast met in New York City to discuss the future of our electric grid. The overarching theme that emerged was the region will need a more robust and intelligent grid to interconnect with clean energy, and that states will need to work together to achieve decarbonization in the power sector.
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NECEC’s Cleantech Open Northeast Announces 2022 Cohort
Cleantech Open Northeast (CTONE), the northeast region of the nation’s largest cleantech startup accelerator, has welcomed 40 startups from across the northeast and around the globe into its 2022 cohort.
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The challenges with long-duration energy storage
One of the biggest challenges that needs to be solved within the clean technology space is the issue of storage, in particular,long-duration energy storage (LDES). At the start of this...
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NECEC Moves Headquarters to Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA
Locating itself inside one of America’s leading hubs for climatetech innovation, the Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute (together known as NECEC) have moved their headquarters to Greentown Labs...
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NECEC Announces 2021 Green Tie Gala Awardees
FORGE, LineVision, PowerOptions, Solect, RWE Renewables, Diamond Offshore Wind and New England CFO Strategies’ Suzanne Oakley Honored with NECEC's 2021 Green Tie Gala Awards BOSTON - Displaying the rapid growth of...