Join HEET in fixing the leaks!

The natural gas we use to heat our homes and businesses is sent to our buildings through pipes under the streets. These ancient pipes begin to leak over time, releasing natural gas into the atmosphere. Natural gas is primarily methane (a remarkably potent greenhouse gas).  A new Harvard/Boston University study sampled the air over Boston […]

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LOOK UP! Hope for solar energy and our climate

Last week I attended a sales conference for nearly 50 residential solar contractors in Northern California. For three days we discussed the future of the residential solar industry, touching on subjects like the solar federal Income Tax Credit (ITC), utility price escalations, and proposed changes to Net Metering pricing schemes. Walking into the conference on […]

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Help for Energy Hogs: A stone for their soup

Many nonprofits have ancient heating systems, inefficient lighting, and little insulation in the attic. These critical community centers pay high energy bills while their emissions hurt the planet. They often don’t have the time, financing, or expertise to upgrade their buildings. Enter: HEET’s Help for Energy Hogs program Starting in September of 2014, HEET performed […]

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HEET’s Spring 2015 Interns

HEET has three new faces on our team! Our interns are working hard at spreading the word about the Help for Hogs Small Business program in Quincy and Salem. Marc is a senior at Tufts studying International Relations and Environmental Economics. Justin is a senior at Suffolk University studying Political Science and Applied Legal Studies. […]

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Brockton Barnraising

Energy Upgrade Party at Westfield Child Center Help the Westfield Child Center lower its energy bill and become more environmentally sustainable. Meanwhile we will teach you the skills necessary to lower your energy bill and energy use at home. Make new friends while you learn the skills. Please RSVP to this exciting event!Food and drinks […]

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Welcoming Life Together Fellow

HEET is thrilled to welcome our new Community Outreach Intern, Sara Lowery! Sara is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South and has a degree in International and Global Studies. She has recently relocated to Boston from Hong Kong, where she was working at an NGO focused on aiding migrant workers. She will […]

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CALC Engages Business Community

HEET worked together with the Massachusetts-wide Climate Action Liaison Coalition to drive outreach and engage businesses in participation for the Race to Solar program. Heading door-to-door, our canvass teams worked together to educate businesses on the benefits of the program, The main selling point, reducing overhead costs by improving the energy efficiency of the business, led to […]

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