Saturday, August 19, 2017
New England organizations win National Food Recovery Challenge honors

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the achievements of four New England area organizations in preventing food waste, as well as 24 organizations that earned Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates.
Read More »

EPA awards four Environmental Education grants for Massachusetts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Environmental Education grants worth a total of more than $275,000 to four Massachusetts organizations.
Read More »

State Street named Top 100 green power purchasers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Boston’s State Street Corp. under its Green Power Partnership.
Read More »

EPA funds alternative water supply for area surrounding Connecticut's Durham Meadows Superfund Site

Many homes and businesses in the area are using treatment systems or bottled water due to groundwater contamination.
Read More »

New England unhealthy air-quality days in past six months up over last year

Deviating from a long-term reduction trend, New England experienced a slight uptick in the number of unhealthy air-quality days between April and September of this year, compared with the same period in the previous two years, with 24 days of ozone concentrations above healthy levels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently said in a release.
Read More »

Solar-powered groundwater-cleanup system launched at Massachusetts Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local officials attended a ceremony earlier this week at the North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, ReSolve Superfund site to mark  the implementation of a groundwater cleanup system powered entirely by solar panels.
Read More »

Inox Wind places $40 million order with AMSC

Deliveries of wind turbine electrical control systems expected to begin in second quarter of the fiscal year.
Read More »

IDEA2015 conference puts focus on industry changes

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is running its IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation conference focusing on urban sustainability, utility of the future and global industry growth and local leadership through Wednesday at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. Scheduled speakers for the 106th annual conference include C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Head of Energy Initiative Shannon Lawrence and Energy and Open Space Chief of Environment Austin Blackmon.
Read More »

Healey commends court's rejection of Clean Power Plan challenge

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a statement Tuesday commending the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for rejecting a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
Read More »

Massachusetts announces innovative water projects funding

Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton announced May 20 that $800,000 has been made available to fund innovative water projects and the findings of the Massachusetts Water Technology Industry Roadmap.
Read More »

Boston mayor announces metropolitan area climate change agreement

Boston, Massachusetts, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Wednesday at the Metro Mayors Climate Preparedness Summit a regional agreement for climate change preparation policy, called the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment, as well as the creation of the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Task Force.
Read More »

Massachusetts creates 2 offices to promote community partnership

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced on April 16 that it has created an Office of Municipal Partnerships and Governmental Affairs and an Office of Permit and Regulatory Ombudsman and Special Projects.
Read More »

Abt Associates to aid EPA on drinking water project

The Environmental Protection Agency and Abt Associates announced on April 2 that they had a new blanket purchase agreement for water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools related to drinking water contaminate regulations.
Read More »

Massachusetts AG supports EPA's MATS standards

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a statement to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
Read More »

Healey lends support to Toxic Chemical Protection Act

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently expressed support for legislation introduced by U.S.
Read More »