Author Archives: Audrey

LOOK UP! Hope for solar energy and our climate

Last week I attended a sales conference for nearly 50 residential solar contractors in Northern California. For three days we discussed the future of the residential solar industry, touching on subjects like the solar federal Income Tax Credit (ITC), utility price escalations, and proposed changes to Net Metering pricing schemes. Walking into the conference on…

Help for Energy Hogs: A stone for their soup

Many nonprofits have ancient heating systems, inefficient lighting, and little insulation in the attic. These critical community centers pay high energy bills while their emissions hurt the planet. They often don’t have the time, financing, or expertise to upgrade their buildings. Enter: HEET’s Help for Energy Hogs program Starting in September of 2014, HEET performed…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Welcoming Life Together Fellow

HEET is thrilled to welcome our new Community Outreach Intern, Sara Lowery! Sara is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South and has a degree in International and Global Studies. She has recently relocated to Boston from Hong Kong, where she was working at an NGO focused on aiding migrant workers. She will…