Recognition

HEET’s innovative programs have received local and national recognition. Here is a list of awards and recognition received for our programs, plans, and initiatives over the past several years.

Awards
• 2010 EPA Regional Environmental Merit Award 
• 2009 City of Cambridge GoGreen Award
2009 Mass Climate Action Network Climate Superstar Award

Videos of HEET’s Work with Other Organizations
Somerville HEET Energy Upgrade Party video
Boston Bruins Weatherize Cambridge home
• Harvard University Energy Upgrade Work Party

HEET in the News
• LostLeaks: MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory looks at missing leaks in Eversource and National Grid territory
• MAP: Gas pipeline leaks under Brockton streets: The Enterprise – 8/2016
• New pipe could help curb gas leaks: Commonwealth – 7/2016
• Utilities under pressure to fix leaky pipes: Jacksonville Progress – 12/2015
• Dozens of unrepaired gas leaks in town: EnergySolutions – 11/2015
• The Environmental Impact of Natural Gas Leaks: CommTank – 9/2015
• Natural Gas Leaks Plaguing the U.S. : Viable Climate – 9/2015
• Hundreds of natural gas leaks found in Attleboro area: ABC6 WLNE-TV – 8/2015
• Mapping the Invisible: To Find Your Local Natural Gas Leak, Just Zoom In: Inside Climate News – 8/2015
• Project reveals 20,000 leaks in Mass. gas lines Boston Globe – 8/2015
• Statewide Analysis Uncovers Leaky Mass. Gas Lines: Radio Boston – 8/2015
• Hidden danger, cost of gas leaks in Massachusetts: WCVB-TV Boston – 8/2015
• Survey finds over 200 natural gas leaks in Attleboro area: Sun Chronicle – 8/2015
• Decades-old pipelines leak natural gas across MA: WWLP-22News – 8/2015
• Report: Massachusetts riddled with natural gas leaks: Boston Herald – 8/2015
• Report: Massachusetts riddled with natural gas leaks FuelFix– 8/2015
• 20k gas leaks in Mass., report finds: Fox 25 – 8/2015
• Thousands of natural gas leaks in state go unrepaired: Enterprise News – 8/2015
• Thousands of natural gas leaks in state go unrepaired: Patriot Ledger – 8/2015
• Thousands of Mass. gas leaks poison environment, kill trees: The Washington Times – 8/2015

Gas Leak Articles
• Gas Leaks Continue to Spark Uproar Among Residents: Beacon Hill Times – 8/2016
• New report looks at number and reporting of natural gas leaks in Brookline: WickedLocal Brookline – 8/2016
• Tens of thousands of gas leaks across the state: WCVB-TV Boston – 8/2016
• Legislation may force utilities to fix gas leaks quicker: Boston Globe – 6/2016
• Boston City Councilor Proposes Crack Down on Utility Companies: NECN – 6/2016
• City councilors propose ordinance to fix Boston’s gas leaks: Fox25 – 7/2016
• Missing gas leaks raising questions: Boston Globe – 6/2016
• Gas leak survey seeks to improve communication, expedite repairs: WickedLocal Westwood – 12/2015
• Cry at Council hearing: Let’s deal with gas leaks in city – right now: Dorchester Reporter – 9/2015
• Advocates hold birthday party for 30-year-old gas leak: Boston Globe – 9/2015

Op-Ed Articles
• Gas leaks continue to spark uproar among residents: The Boston Sun – 8/2016
• Utilities should be on the hook for cost of leaks: Boston Globe – 61/2016
• State’s natural gas system is moving in the right direction: Boston Globe – 6/2016
• 20,000 Gas Leaks Cost Consumers And Speed Climate Change: WGBH – 5/2016
• Natural gas leaks in region need to be addressed: Guest viewpoint: MassLive – 5/2016
• We don’t need Kinder Morgan’s pipeline: Commonwealth – 9/2015
• Gas leaks worsen health in cities: Boston Globe – 8/2015
• No gas line expansion till repairs are made: Cape Cod Times – 8/2015
• More must be done to protect environment, ratepayers: Boston Globe – 8/2015
• Fix leaks before building new pipelines: Boston Globe – 8/2015
• Pipeline caution best course of action: Boston Globe – 8/2015

Local Features
• Andover: Andover Patch – 8/2015
• Arlington: Arlington Patch – 8/2015
• Attleboro: ABC6 WLNE-TV – 8/2015
• Belmont: Belmont Patch – 8/2015
• Beverly: Beverly Patch –8/2015
• Boston: North End Patch –8/2015
• Boston: South End Patch – 8/2015
• Burlington: Burlington Patch –8/2015
• Cambridge: WickedLocal Cambridge – 5/2016
• Canton: Canton Patch – 8/2015
• Charlestown: Charlestown Patch –8/2015
• Cohasset: WickedLocal Cohasset – 12/2015
• Falmouth: The Falmouth Enterprise – 8/2015
• Foxborough: Foxborough Patch – 8/2015
• Lexington: WickedLocal Lexington – 8/2015
• Lexington: Lexington Patch – 8/2015
• Marblehead: Marblehead Patch –8/2015
• Marion. Mattapoisset: Sippican VillageSoup – 8/2015
• Medford: Medford Patch – 8/2015
• Medford: Inside Medford – 8/2015
• Milford: Milford Patch – 8/2015
• Milton: Milton Patch – 8/2015
• Natick: Natick Patch – 8/2015
• Needham: Needham Patch – 8/2015
• Newton: Newton Patch – 8/2015
• Northampton: 22News WWLP – 4/2016
• Northampton: Daily Hampshire Gazette – June 3, 2016
• Peabody: Peabody Patch – 8/2015
• Pittsfield: Berkshire Eagle – 11/2015
• Pittsfield: The Berkshire Eagle – 1/2016
• Plymouth: Plymouth Patch – 8/2015
• Reading: Reading Patch – 8/2015
• Salem: Salem Patch – 8/2015
• Sharon: Sharon Patch – 8/2015
• Somerville: Somerville Patch – 8/2015
• Stoughton: Stoughton Patch – 8/2015
• Swampscott: WickedLocal Swampscott – 9/2015
• Tewksbury: Tewksbury Patch – 8/2015
• Wakefield: Wakefield Patch – 8/2015
• Watertown: WickedLocal Watertown – 9/2015
• Wayland: Wayland Patch – 8/2015
• Wayland & Weston: WickedLocal Wayland – 9/2015
• Weymouth: Weymouth Patch – 8/2015
• Wilmington: Wilmington Patch – 8/2015
• Winchester: Winchester Patch – 8/2015
• West Roxbury: West Roxbury Patch – 8/2015
• Woburn: Woburn Patch – 8/2015
• Worcester: Worcester Telegram – 8/2015
• Worcester: Worcester Telegram – 5/2016
• Worcester: Worcester Business Journal – 5/2016

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