Author Archives: Carrie Klein

Replacing Massachusetts’s gas pipes will cost billions, new report shows

According to an eye-opening report detailed in this week’s Boston Globe, billions of dollars are being poured into installing brand new gas pipes in Massachusetts–even as the state transitions off fossil fuels.  The report, commissioned by the Gas Leaks Allies coalition, found that the state’s Gas System Enhancement Program, or GSEP, was “intended to increase…

HEET Maps Offer Emissions Data

May 27, 2021 | by Dominic Nicholas HEET has updated the gas leak maps—and this year you can see the estimated emissions for each town. The maps now show 2020 data for each city and town with gas service. The new emissions calculator page explains how we calculated the emissions for each town. You can enter your own data…

HEET Community Charrettes

Over 70 stakeholders gathered at HEET’s first two virtual Community Charrettes of the year. Attendees included utility executives, regulators, labor representatives, community organizations, advocates, legislators, geothermal designers and installers, and heat pump installers and manufacturers.  HEET is hosting Charrettes each month throughout 2021 in an effort to share information and from all to make the…

Our Table Holiday Deliveries

Our Table, a program distributing groceries to families in Lawrence, delivered food, games, and books to over 70 families this holiday season. We are delighted to announce that Our Table is now funded through March, thanks to both a $10,000 grant from the Random Acts Foundation and many generous donors. Our Table grew out of a…

New Project: EJ-Air

We are thrilled and honored to announce that HEET will receive funding from the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) to improve air quality and respiratory health in three Boston communities. We’ll be working with community leaders and organizations in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Charlestown to learn how we can help them reduce energy use and energy bills,…