Recent News

January 12, 2009

With the help of EVP Creative of Waterville Valley, PAREI is coming close to completing its documentation project. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and promote the use of renewable

December 31, 2008

As I review the 2008 interviewees, I’m amazed at the amount and diversity of activity in so many areas. I’m almost dizzy. There were conversations about environmental education, green workforce development, renewable energy instructional development, smart utility grids, automatic metering,

December 31, 2008

Is it just me, or was 2008 a breathtaking year for solar? First, there was the roar of a solar boom in the U.S., thanks to rising energy prices, strong consumer demand, and financial incentives from the federal government, lots

December 31, 2008

Overall, 2008 was a celebratory year for those monitoring net metering and interconnection issues across the country—nineteen states plus the District of Columbia improved upon their net metering policies while nine states enhanced or expanded their interconnection standards for distributed

December 30, 2008

2008 closes on an interesting note, doesn’t it? The fork in front of us presents both optimism and caution. The shape of the economy looms over our future and will impact 2009. However, economic indicators include energy and “green” as

December 23, 2008

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the appointment of Denise Bode as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2009. Bode will succeed Randall S. Swisher, who is retiring after a 19-year stint with AWEA. Bode, who is currently CEO

December 23, 2008
December 23, 2008

The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET) announced new rebates for small wind installations. The previous MRET incentives were suspended this past spring. Although the full guidelines will not be available until the week of January 19th, here is a brief

December 17, 2008

For me, New Orleans conjures up aromas of French Market coffee and Beignets, sounds of the Jazz Festival in May, and outrageous Mardi Gras extravaganzas. On the not-so jubilant side, I’m reminded of Hurricanes Camille (1969), Andrew (1992), Katrina and

December 16, 2008

Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced his Renew Virginia initiative, which will include legislative and executive actions to make Virginia a leader in energy conservation and efficiency and protecting the environment. The Governor met with his economic development team and energy-related


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