Category Archives: HEET Newsletter

Gas leaks legislation in final stages

As HEET prepares to launch its Squeaky Leak project, state energy policy is rapidly evolving. The Massachusetts legislature has recently passed two versions of gas leaks legislation and is now reconciling Senate Bill 2073 with a weaker bill that passed the House. What does the bill do? Among other things, the Senate legislation would standardize leak classification…

Race to Solar

The Race to Solar program has been launched today with an announcement by Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston and Mayor David P. Maher of Cambridge! We are very excited to be able to partner with the cities of Cambridge and Boston to help nonprofits qualify for a very competitive solar energy system power purchase, by helping the nonprofits reduce…

HEET’s Honest Book

If snow melts off your roof unevenly like in this photo –or God for bid your roof never has any snow on it at all– you  have problems in your attic. The snowmelt means your roof is kept warm from the heat loss from your home. The result is you are generously donating more money…

Squeaky Leak

Did you know natural gas leaks from pipes under our streets emit more greenhouse gasses than all of Massachusetts’ efficiency programs save? In Massachusetts, 18% of the natural gas pipes under our streets are cast iron and 50 to 100 years old.  They rust through and begin to leak, releasing methane, a gas 20 to…

HEET Is Awarded Putnam Foundation Grant

We are grateful to the Putnam Foundation and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their generous support toHEET to help us with our upcoming programs focusing on community engagement in cutting our fossil fuel use and energy bills. As always, we look forward to working with you and all our community members on this important mission in 2014! This…

HEET Is Growing!

We are proud to announce a new Executive Director, Outreach Director, and a Northeastern Intern joining the HEET family! The team will ensure successful implementation of the new programs funded by the Putnam and New Hampshire Charitable Foundations in 2014. Ashka Naik, Executive Director  Before joining HEET, Ashka was the Director of ACUPCC Initiatives at Second Nature, where…