Archive of posts filed under the Renewable Energy category.

House Members Support Solar

Thank you, Denise! Green Needham is pleased to see that Representative Denise Garlick was among those House members who signed a crucial letter in support of the Massachusetts solar industry. Initiated by Representatives Cory Atkins and James O’Day, the letter was signed by 101 representatives — nearly 2/3 of the House members. The strong statement …read more

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Needham Talks about Solar

There was a lot to say about solar at Green Needham’s “Let’s Talk About Solar” program on March 15th.  Almost 50 people came to Broadmeadow School and learned about the new solar project at the RTS, as well as other solar efforts in town. After years of discussion and planning, the solar arrays at the …read more

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Let’s Talk About Solar: The RTS and Beyond

This coming Tuesday, March 15th, Green Needham is sponsoring an informational session on the solar project at the Needham RTS, as well as projects at homes and institutions around Town. at 7:30 pm at the Broadmeadow School’s auditorium. Come hear how the project at the RTS (“the dump”) will soon start providing thirty percent of …read more

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Upcoming Needham Adult Education Program: Zero Energy Home

Sign up now for Needham Adult Education’s upcoming program on a Zero Net Energy Home. On March 15, 7-8:30 pm, in Needham High School, Room 206, Needham Adult Education invites you to learn about the design and construction of a zero net energy home built in Westwood three years ago. Owner/designer/builder Peter Kane will present a slide show illustrating …read more

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“Living Green in Needham” Now Includes New “Greening Your Electricity” Section

How can all of us, as electric customers, support renewable energy? Living Green in Needham, an online compendium of information on living sustainably in our town, now features a new section: Greening Your Electricity. Perhaps you are considering solar panels, or have been wondering about “solar farms,” or you may be confused by telephone solicitations …read more

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Call for Volunteers to Help at the Sustainable Living Festival on May 16th!

On Saturday, May 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Green Needham and Sustainable Wellesley are co-sponsoring a Sustainable Living Festival. Are you available for two hours on Sat. May 16th between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m? Do you want to support an event that promotes more sustainable living? Were you planning on attending the …read more

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“GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY” Program

We all know that renewable energy is our hope for the future, but how can we, as individuals, accelerate the urgently-needed transition to clean energy? On Monday, March 2nd, Green Needham presented their “Greening Your Electricity” program at the Needham Public Library. The program demonstrated how any electric customer, even without being a candidate for …read more

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NSTAR Electric Bills Going Up by 30% for Needham Homeowners? What You Can Do to Reduce Your Bill.

NSTAR has requested a rate increase of 29% across their service area, which includes the town of Needham.  If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, it will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.  As recently reported in The Needham Times,(http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141121/News/141129811), according to an NSTAR source, “The current spike in electricity prices stems from …read more

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Solarize Needham exceeds expectations and is being extended to October 31st!

The Solarize Needham campaign has exceeded even our expectations. So far, 111 Needham households have chosen to Solarize their homes. Those homes will generate over 900,000 kWh of electricity yearly. Because of our success – and the continuing interest the program has received – our Solarize partner Astrum Solar has agreed to allow us to …read more

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Successful Solarize Needham program will add nearly 100 solar PV systems in town

Solarize Needham officially ended on June 30th with contracts signed for 99 new solar PV systems in Needham. Congratulations to Solar Coach Artie Crocker, a member of Green Needham’s Steering Committee, for the energy and commitment he brought to this successful collaboration among Astrum Solar, the Town of Needham and Green Needham. Astrum Solar has …read more

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