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"Smart Cities" discussion in Boston

Posted by Anna Vanderspek on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

We’re excited for the US Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter’s upcoming event on February 16th – the Building Tech Forum – and we hope to see some of you there too!

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Tags: events, Massachusetts

Mass Energy & People’s Power & Light 2016 Recap

Posted by Eugenia Gibbons and Kat Burnham on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 01:35 PM


2016 has been a tremendous year for Mass Energy and People’s Power & Light. Our organizations have done great work, have launched several new initiatives, and together with collaborative partners we will continue to rise to the challenges ahead. We take a moment here to look back at 2016.

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Tags: events, environmental policy, electric vehicles, pipeline

Holiday hope: Join Mass Energy and special guests at our 34th Annual Meeting

Posted by Erin Taylor on Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 05:27 PM

After an election season like this, we all need a little fun, and a little hope. There is plenty to celebrate, plenty to do, and plenty of people who want to do it to ensure a safe and livable climate for us all.  So on December 7th, let’s get together!

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Tags: events, renewable energy, community organizing, Massachusetts

People’s Power & Light's 14th Year Celebration

Posted by Kat Burnham on Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 02:55 PM

Little Rhody has the opportunity to be a big leader for sustainability. There are several bills on the table this legislative session that span a range of energy issues. These policies were highlighted this past week at People’s Power & Light’s (PP&L) 14th Annual Meeting.

Community members and industry professionals gathered at the meeting to hear from Rhode Island officials, including Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, Office of Energy Resources Commissioner Dr. Marion Gold, Senator Susan Sosnowski, and Representative Deborah Ruggiero. In The Attorney General’s words, “PP&L is a pro-clean energy group, an inexpensive energy group, a group that wants to help disseminate power to those that need it most.”

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Tags: events, environmental policy

Another Year of Clean Energy Success: Mass Energy's 33rd Annual Meeting

Posted by Puanoa A. Higginson on Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

On Wednesday, October 21st 2015, Mass Energy celebrated 33 years of working to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.

Those who attended the meeting will remember Executive Director Larry Chretien’s reference to Mass Energy as being akin to the “platypus of the animal kingdom”— highlighting Mass Energy’s unique structure as a non-profit run like a business. Larry referred to Mass Energy as a “social business”, composed of people who understand that there is more than one way of making energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.

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Tags: events, community organizing

"Ride & Drive" electric vehicle demonstrations are out there - go find your green car!

Posted by Kevin O'Brien (Sierra Club Mass Chapter) and Larry Chretien (Mass Energy/PP&L Executive Director) on Sunday, August 02, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Some years ago, the words “electric car” would make a lot of people scoff – either because they didn’t think it was ever going to be practical, or they had technical reasons or resignation that the car industry was not interested. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a reality now, and they are giving combustion engines a run for their money. Tens of thousands are on the road; the numbers keep rising, and every car company is jumping in the game. Models like the Chevy Volt, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, SMART, Mercedes B-Class, Tesla and the Ford Fusion are just a few of the big names out there today. 

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Tags: events, renewable energy, environmental policy, electric vehicles

Western Mass Electric Co. Teams Up With Mass Energy to Offer Renewable Energy to Customers!

Posted by Erin Taylor on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 10:25 AM


We’ll celebrate at Berkshire East Ski Resort & Canopy Tours on July 27th, and you’re invited.

Coming up on July 27th is Mass Energy and People’s Power & Light’s 4th annual Berkshire East Wind Turbine Festival in Charlemont, MA (get your tickets here). Local wind turbine power at Berkshire East is a huge success story—it literally helped keep this family-run ski and zip-lining resort from shutting its doors. Mass Energy/PP&L was able to play a role in Berkshire East’s success by contracting to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) from their local wind turbine long-term.

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Tags: events, renewable energy, Rhode Island

Renewable energy legislation in RI you should be supporting!

Posted by Kat Burnham on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

On May 6th, our members and friends gathered at the beautiful Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence for People’s Power & Light (PP&L)’s 12th Annual Meeting (check out photos here). To kick off the speaking part of the evening, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse congratulated PP&L via video from Washington, DC.

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Tags: events, renewable energy, environmental policy, Rhode Island

Earth Day Special: Real-Life Energy-Saving Tips

Posted by Katy Kidwell on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

Earth Day is Near! 

As a non-profit committed to making energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable, we’re positive that energy efficiency is a home run. That’s why we are using Earth Day 2014 to get the word out about how our members are saving energy—and how you can too!

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Tags: events, renewable energy, energy efficiency

Grassroots Change is Now: Local Environmental Action Conference 2014

Posted by Tien Le on Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Environmental Activism

On March 2nd, Toxics Action Center’s Local Environmental Action Conference 2014 attracted a diverse group of environmental activists and sustainability professionals. 

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Tags: events, renewable energy, community organizing, Rhode Island

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