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Monday, November 24, 2014

Massachusetts Clean Energy Revolution

From our main site, this week's new radio show.  Great show.  We hope you use the link to listen and share.

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Show Description:
Where else but New England, specifically, Massachusetts, for the next great revolution?  Today we welcome Energy and Environmental Affairs Undersecretary, Mark Sylvia, for this great, innovative State and learn more about how they are investing, through over 123 lucky cities and towns, millions of dollars as they build, for all communities, a sustainable future.

Along with our Boston-based co-host, Jack Gregg, we get behind the scenes of one state's fantastic track record of modeling the highest standards for energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean tech. Of course, their success is a much financial as environmental.  Listen as Mark gives us the data on their incredible job creation, air-pollution reductions, expansion of mass transient and the seeds they have sown, cleanly, for future growth.

Guest Bio:

Sylvia has been with the Patrick Administration since 2009 and has served as Green Communities Division Director as well as Commissioner. He and his team have implemented nation-leading policies, leading to the number one ranking in energy efficiency three years in a row and surpassing the Governor’s ambitious solar goal of 250 megawatts by 2017 four years early.

“I’m thrilled to be appointed Undersecretary and excited to continue promoting the Governor’s clean energy agenda, which has put the Commonwealth on the global map for energy innovation and new technology,” said Sylvia.

Under Sylvia’s leadership, DOER has launched innovative programs to support energy resiliency, electric vehicle adoption, building labeling and renewable thermal technologies. There are now 123 cities and towns that have been designated as Green Communities, representing 48 percent of the Commonwealth’s population.

Sylvia earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the American University in Washington D.C.


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