Join us for a tour of Veolia at Kendall Cogeneration Station on Thursday, July 27th. Kendall cogeneration station has been a source of reliable energy for the city of Boston since 1949 through the use of combined heat and power (CHP). Also known as cogeneration, CHP, recycles waste heat from its electric generation process into useful thermal energy, which is used for steam heating and powering chillers. Acquired by Veolia in 2005, Kendall Cogeneration Station has worked to become up to 80% efficient through CHP. This dramatically reduced emissions while being reliable, sustainable, and cost-efficient.
Click here to read our microgrid factsheet to learn more.
Are you in a town meeting community? Do you want your town to do more on clean energy and climate change? One important tool you can use is to get a resolution or a by-law passed by town meeting! Join our webinar to find out how.
Time is of the essence, because fall town meeting warrants are due soon.
MCAN and 350, along with Toxics ActionCenter and the Mass Power Forward coalition, invite you to join a webinar that will walk you through the process of writing and submitting a warrant article, as well as helping you think through the process of successfully passing it.
Our speakers with include Claire Miller of Toxics Action Center and advocates from towns that have passed warrant articles on community choice aggregation and on becoming a green community. You will get to hear how they did it and what made their effort successful.
There will be time for your questions, and we will share pre-existing language for bylaws and resolutions that you can use in your town. So join us and help move your community in the right direction!
On Monday, August 7th, us for a tour of the Distillery North, the largest Passive House in New England: a cost-competitive, 30-unit apartment building located in South Boston. This is the first phase of a three-phase project that will eventually span three buildings, 260,000 ft², and an entire city block.
Attendees will hear from former board member Fred Gordon, who will be on-site to lead the tour and presentation, explaining the methods and materials used and how the project team navigated the difficulties of large-scale development in the City of Boston.
The new 60,000 s.f. building is a Passive House, which now can often be built for no cost premium over ordinary buildings. But they are better buildings: use 90% less energy to heat and cool, are more comfortable, durable, and healthful, with much better interior air quality. Since completing this building, the architect is building two more-- a 95 unit and 40 unit affordable housing project. The building was conceived as our contribution to the effort to come to grips with the environmental crisis, and the good news is that it is performing as it was designed.
MCAN member, Jacqueline Royce attended the tour in July and thoroughly enjoyed it; “WOW, Fred Gordon and the Distillery Tour was unforgettable. What a splendid utopia planned by a philosopher. I particularly enjoyed the pleasure of meeting MCAN president Ted McIntyre. I will certainly tell other Passive house advocates about your upcoming tours. Many thanks for helping to arrange such an interesting and important experience.”
Click here to visit the Distillery North's website to learn more about the apartments and their "green" efforts!
Join MCAN and other Indivisible groups for an informational webinar!
On Thursday August 10th, MCAN will be hosting a webinar to discuss important clean energy initiatives that are before the current legislation on Beacon Hill. Our focus is on carbon pricing, renewable portfolio standards, and expanding solar energy.
To join, RSVP to this page. On August 9th, we'll email you with the instructions to log in
What: Clean Energy/Indivisibles Webinar
When: Thursday, August 10th, 8-9pm
How to join: RSVP here!
We can't wait to speak with you!
Join MCAN for a tour of the Deer Island clean energy site, which includes solar, wind, and anaerobic digestion - back by popular demand! On Wednesday, August 16th, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM, join us atDeer Island in Winthrop, MA to learn more about anaerobic digestion as a clean energy source. This is a great opportunity to see clean energy up close and think about what additional on-site clean energy options your town might be able to take advantage of.
Located on a spit of land in Boston Harbor, Deer Island is not only a Sewage Treatment Plant - it is a clean energy powerhouse. In addition to protecting Boston Harbor from pollution (the plant treats waste water from 43 communities in the greater Boston area), Deer Island sources renewable energy from solar panels and wind turbines, as well as an anaerobic digestion facility, all of which will be part of the tour. Click here to check out pictures from our tour over the summer.HOWEVER, we need signed liability release forms from all attendees by Friday, August 4th. Please sign up now if you are interested, and we will send out release forms.We hope to see you at this exciting event!