Research and Outreach Interest Area:
Clean Energy Can Mean a Thriving Commonwealth.
How much energy do we need in Massachusetts? Almost 7 million people. Almost 700,000 businesses, 351 cities and towns, close to 3,000,000 housing units… How are we going to transition to an energy future that allows our environment to thrive, our businesses to grow and our residents to prosper?
How is our Center involved in this transition? Massachusetts is a leader in energy sustainability and UMass has a unique niche in this transformative industry. A longtime leader in energy research, UMass has recently inaugurated a Clean Energy Extension program, whose aim is to break down the barriers between research and adoption of new clean energy practices by municipalities, businesses and individuals. This program serves Massachusetts cities and towns, commercial and industrial businesses, developers, institutions, housing owners and new businesses entering the clean energy sector. The Center sponsors other energy research related to biofuels and anaerobic digesters on farms. Many opportunities, real needs, and promising technologies for everyone in Massachusetts everywhere. Join us, and in the words of an early Massachusetts educator, be ambitious!