Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Climate Change: Making Megadroughts, Refugees, Canning Coffee, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS extreme weather, California dryin’, Google Weather around the world month year to get latest update from Jon Plotkin; ck the summary. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 8, 2015 How … Continue reading

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Good Clean News: High Speed Rail Breaks Ground, Cool Data, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO California: Groundbreaking Marks Beginning Of High-Speed Rail In America OO Boston-Power Aims to Rival Tesla With Gigawatt Battery Factories OO Massachusetts Awards $18 Million for Microgrids, Energy Resiliency – microgrid money starts to snowball in the … Continue reading

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Solar Keeps Smiling: New Solar Record, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SMILING OO Solar Cell Technique Achieves Record-High 40% Efficiency – and in a way that is readily accessible to the industry. OO Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels – she predicts peel-and-stick solar cells could one day … Continue reading

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Germany Is Tops at Energy Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS Germany Outcompetes All in Energy Efficiency; US Lags Behind Major Economies reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay, in the latest report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The U.S. came in at number 13 out … Continue reading

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Solar Update: spreading microgrids, and more!

SOLAR KEEPS SMILING The US solar industry continues to draw venture capital, with another $350 million recently added to the pot. China is now investing substantially in the US cleantech industry and worldwide, with hundreds of commitments to solar and wind in dozens of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Is Most Energy Efficient State – Report

While the US Congress is largely deadlocked on energy policy and do-nothing on climate change, states are moving ahead. Energy efficiency experts at the Alliance to Save Energy recently graded state governments on their efforts to conserve energy and Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Cap and Trade Benefiting Economy in Massachusetts

  Cap and trade is a process for curbing greenhouse gas emissions that involves capping emission limits for industries, and allows companies to trade unused emissions allowances as carbon credits with other companies. Massachusetts has adopted the process, often criticized … Continue reading

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