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  • Energy Transition Institute Hosting Webinars on Clean Energy in Food and Beverage Businesses

    April 15, 2024
    The UMass Energy Transition Institute (ETI) is hosting a webinar series on sustainability opportunities and resources for food and beverage businesses. Thursday, April 25, 1-2pm: Speakers from the Clean Energy Extension and ETI will speak about renewable energy, understanding energy bills and benchmarking energy use.  Beth Spong, CEO of Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company, will speak about the company’s experience using solar energy to meet the majority of their Orange, Massachusetts facility’s electricity demand. Thursday, May 23, 1-2pm: A speaker from ETI will present on opportunities for food and beverage businesses to reduce their operating costs with energy and water efficiency.  Paul Lukitsch, Senior Facilities Manager at Keurig Dr Pepper, will speak about the company’s experience engaging their staff in increasing efficiency at manufacturing facilities across the country. For more information and to register:
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    UMass Launches Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)

    February 14, 2024
    The UMass Offshore Wind Professional Certificate is proud and excited to collaborate with the Wind Energy Center at UMass Amherst and other ARROW team members to position this national center of excellence as a vital hub of research and education. We’re thrilled that, working together with ARROW, our Certificate students and alumni will continue to accelerate our nation and the world toward a clean and renewable energy future. Read the related article here:
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    Catherine Coleman Flowers Keynote for Black History Month

    February 14, 2024
    UMass Clean Energy Extension (CEE) is proud to sponsor the keynote address by Vice Chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and internationally renowned environmental activist Catherine Coleman Flowers for Black History Month on Thursday, February 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
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    State Grant Empowers Arts and Culture Nonprofits to Ignite Clean Energy and Climate Action

    November 22, 2023
    UMass Clean Energy Extension (CEE) is part of a groundbreaking collaboration between Western Mass arts and culture nonprofits and UMass Amherst Extension units; the team has been awarded a substantial grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to spearhead a transformative climate action project, entitled Clean Energy in the Cultural Sector. This dynamic partnership aims to address pressing environmental challenges, accelerate clean energy adoption, and water the seeds of a resilient, low-carbon arts and cultural sector in Massachusetts.
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    Western Massachusetts Solar Forum - a free, virtual community event

    May 15, 2023
    You are cordially invited to attend the Western Massachusetts Solar Forum, which will be held virtually in September and October 2023.  UMass Clean Energy Extension is currently working with members of the Western Massachusetts state delegation (State Senator Jo Comerford and State Representative Mindy Domb), as well as a planning committee of solar photovoltaic (PV) stakeholders and experts, to plan the Forum.   Please join us for a series of online public discussions and information-sharing sessions regarding the opportunities and challenges associated with solar PV development and installation in western Massachusetts.
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    Making Offshore Wind a More Accessible Career Option

    May 6, 2023
    To bring greater diversity to the workforce in the rapidly growing field of offshore wind, UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension (CEE) – with support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – has established the Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship. The program is designed to increase accessibility and diversity of CEE’s Offshore Wind Professional Certificate Program. Read more in this Northeast Clean Energy Council article.
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    Accelerating the Future of Clean Energy

    September 1, 2022
    By the year 2050, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a national leader in climate policy, has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions to combat climate change and protect vulnerable communities. Learn more about CEE's work to achieve the Commonwealth's sustainability goals through assistance to municipalities, applied research, and workforce training.
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    CEE Receives Third Offshore Wind Workforce Training Grant Award

    July 21, 2022
    The Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) recently announced that a team led by UMass Extension professor Dwayne Breger at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been selected to receive $220,000 in grant funding to support the growth of the UMass Clean Energy Extension’s (CEE) Offshore Wind Professional Certificate Program. Learn more here.
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    Municipal Energy Planning Workshop Series

    May 19, 2022
    With the support of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and the UMass Collins Center are presenting a series of virtual panelist presentations on energy efficiency topics on Wednesdays, May 25th – June 29th at Noon. Registration required.


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