Many in the clean energy field already have a good handle on both the need to modernize the grid—electrifying everything, accommodating distributed clean energy resources, and the complexity of trying to do so—siting and permitting, cost allocation, interconnection, community engagement, etc.

For those who could use a primer on what’s at stake, where our region stands and which states are leading, we invite you to take a look at this blog by our Spring Policy Intern, Chris Mesfin.

As Chris writes, “Fortunately, the Northeast is well-positioned to lead the way in grid modernization. With its tradition of innovation in clean energy, solid political consciousness on climate change, and active community engagement, the region has the tools and the talent to drive meaningful change

The money will be targeted toward emission reductions, policy, and workforce development.

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.

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.

By Ella Parekh, NECEC Policy Intern On June 9, NECEC partnered with the Alliance for Business Leadership (ABL) to host our annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Day event. Nearly 50 NECEC and...

By Matt Noel, NECEC Intern On May 19, NECEC hosted the first event of its three part series, Connecting Regions on the Road to COP26. Lessons from the North Sea focused...

By Aashil Togadia, NECEC Intern      Sometimes referred to as the “swiss army knife” of clean energy technology due to the versatility of its uses, it’s now becoming apparent that energy storage...

Read a guest blog from our sponsor Foley Hoag on how federal offshore wind plans can boost state efforts in Massachusetts.

Longtime NECEC Board Member Phil Giudice has stepped down from our board to join the Biden-Harris Administration