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Fixing Super-Emitting Leaks

by Dominic Nicholas HEET continues to act as a watchdog, verifying utilities identification and repair of their super-emitting gas leaks—these are the leaks that emit most of the greenhouse gas methane directly into the atmosphere. Our goal over the next five years is to be the first in the nation to halve methane emissions from…

Change Ahead for Gas Utilities

By Carrie Klein Gas utilities have faced both regulatory constraints and business pressure to adapt for years. Now, new climate legislation in Massachusetts spells out that gas utilities need to adopt new practices.  “An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy,” defines more clearly the state’s goals for reducing emissions. By 2050,…

HEET Community Charrettes

by Sarah Griffith HEET has long believed in the wisdom of the crowd, that is, the ability of a group of people to rapidly problem solve. Now that GeoMicroDistricts are going in the ground this year, HEET has begun monthly topical Community Charrettes. Our Charrettes gather stakeholders to share knowledge, anticipate needs, and reduce uncertainty…

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…