What is Cambridge’s Net Zero Action Plan?

Last month, Cambridge ratified a plan to propel itself into a net zero future. What is this “net zero” you speak of? “Net zero” means that all greenhouse gas emissions are offset by carbon-free energy. This essentially means the energy from nonrenewable sources=the energy from renewable sources. Simple enough. However, bringing a community to net […]

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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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Environmental Activism in the Age of Technology

“Why face to face interaction is not dead yet…” Marc Yarmoff, HEET Intern (May 2015) As an intern for HEETs small business outreach program, I had the occasion to interact with an extremely diverse sample of the population and find out their attitude particularly towards saving energy. With a partner I would go to a number of […]

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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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Embodied Energy in Photovoltaic Panels

You may have wondered what the energy payback time for photovoltaic panels is. A recent Fraunhofer report answers the question: There is some debate about what should go in to the accounting of energy inputs to produce panels, but certainly the cost to mine the materials, run the factories, ship the panels to the end […]

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Press Release: Help for Energy Hogs Program Launches

Bringing attractive energy efficiency solutions and savings to nonprofits The cities of Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, and Salem in collaboration with National Grid and the award-winning nonprofit HEET, have launched the Help for Energy Hogs program to assist nonprofit organizations –such as preschools and community centers– lower their energy bills and fossil fuel use through upgrading […]

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HEET T-Shirts Are Here

HEET t-shirts are here!  You can help HEET cut carbon through your $25 t-shirt purchase. The t-shirts are black, 100% cotton and have a gorgeous image of the natural gas leaks we found in Cambridge. Order your t-shirt today in sizes XL, L, or M. HEET is a tax-exempt non-profit, under the section 501(c)(3) of the […]

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North Bennet Street School Finshes First in Race to Solar

The North Bennet Street School solar array is complete! NBBS finished first in HEET’s Race to Solar program. The 50 kW system will generate over 20 percent of the school’s electricity for the next 30 years, saving the school a total of $270,000. The Race to Solar program also has an additional 7 projects under contract and 15 […]

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Help for Energy Hogs Launches!

HEET and National Grid have officially launched the Help for Energy Hogs program! We have selected RENEW Energy Partners to implement this exciting opportunity in Quincy and Salem. The Help for Hogs program aims to help organizations with annual energy bills of more than $15,000. The upgrades will cost nothing upfront, but will be financed, owned, […]

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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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