Tag Archives: clean energy

Energy Efficiency/Clean Energy Specialist, Environmental Defense Fund (NY)

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. Learn more.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program

 MassCEC and the New England Clean Energy Council help prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by connecting students and recent graduates with Massachusetts companies in need of interns. Since its inception in 2011, this program has placed hundreds of students and recent graduates in clean energy companies across the Commonwealth, with dozens of those interns going on to receive full-time job opportunities at their host companies.

To participate in the program, students and recent graduates must have attended a Massachusetts college or university or be a Massachusetts resident. Your resume will be included in a “resume book” that companies have access to and can contact you if there is a good fit. MassCEC also keeps a clean energy job board, which lists up-to-date employment opportunities.

 

Submit your resume here
Please email workforce@masscec.com with any questions.

Manager of Policy and Advocacy, Conservation Services Group (Westborough, MA)

Represent CSG as a policy advocate, assist CSG managers be effective policy advocates, manage staff in the delivery of policy and Clean Energy Markets services, and develop an understanding of CSG’s use of proof of concept projects in policy advocacy. Learn more/apply.

Mass Clean Energy Center Intern (MA)

MassCEC is now accepting applications for the fall session of the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Opportunity Program is a workforce development initiative offered through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) that focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in the clean energy industry. The program provides paid internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. For the fall session, MassCEC will provide Massachusetts-based clean energy companies with stipends of up to $12 per hour for up to 10 weeks for each full-time intern, with a cap of $2,400 per intern. For additional information, including application forms, please visit the Massachusetts Clean Energy Careers Training & Education Directory, where you’ll find the details and links posted on the homepage.

Various locations throughout Massachusetts are available.

Green Retrofit Intern – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Boston, MA)

LISC seeks a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual for a paid Green Retrofit Internship position in Boston. The Intern will provide programmatic support to a small team of Boston LISC staff focused on energy retrofits in affordable housing across Massachusetts. The Green Retrofit Initiative has received an Energy Innovation Award from HUD and match funding from the Barr Foundation to work with multifamily affordable housing owners to analyze energy use and implement retrofits that will achieve energy savings of 20%.

The intern should be available approximately 8-15 hours per week during the remainder of the school year, with a possible extension through the summer. Start and end dates are negotiable and schedule is flexible within normal business hours. This is a paid internship and the hourly rate will be based on experience.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn. More information can be found at the  LISC website.

Eco-Reps visit local wind turbine

Last Monday, the Tufts Eco-Reps (along with a few Eco-Ambassadors and staff members who graciously offered to give us a ride) took a field trip to the wind turbine site at McGlynn Middle School in Medford… a mere three miles from the Tufts campus! If you’ve ever driven down I-93 or the Mystic Valley Parkway, it’s hard to miss the towering 150-foot-high structure next to the Mystic River. The renewable energy icon was officially unveiled back in January 2009 but has already generated upwards of 250,000 kWh of energy since it became operational 3 years ago.

Tufts students and staff members visit Medford wind turbine site at McGlynn Middle School

Northern Power Systems, the electrical engineering company that built and manages the turbine, provides real-time data of the turbine’s total energy production, saved energy costs, and even the current rotor speed! Our hosts, Carey Duques, Director of Energy and Environment for the City of Medford, and Alicia Hunt, Medford Energy Efficiency Coordinator, explained thatteachers at McGlynn Middle School have incorporated hands-on lessons from the turbine into their classroom curriculum in order to teach students the benefits of community wind. Although the project faced opposition from those fearing it would be an eyesore, a Medford clean-energy committee worked on the project for three years and was able to raise nearly $650,000 in grant money to pay for the turbine. The project has a payback period of 5-7 years with a carbon emissions offset of 133 tons per year. Read the case study about this exciting innovation in renewable energy in our very own community.

On a national level, there is good news from the US Department of Energy (DOE) – last week, the Obama Administration announced an agreement to streamline offshore wind development in the Great Lakes. The DOE also awarded more than $5 million for advanced fuel cell research and $10 million for promoting zero-emission vehicles.

If you are interested in exploring more topics related to energy, The 2012 Tufts Energy Conference is being held on campus next week from April 20-21. Register here. We hope to see you at Cabot Center next week!