In February, PowerOptions, in cooperation with Tufts and Endicott College, was selected as the winner of the inaugural Green Ribbon Commission Renewable Energy Leadership Prize.
The Prize awards $100,000 to nonprofit institutions for their strategy for large-scale renewable energy generation. Through the Prize, GRC aims to inspire local large-scale energy consumers to implement renewable energy strategies.
The participants who did not receive the prize intend to move forward with their projects, extending the ripples of the competition. GRC hopes that renewable energy in Massachusetts will receive a boost from all the new projects. Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
The Prize is funded by the Barr Foundation, which has made climate one of its core concentrations. The Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional, and civic leaders supporting the implementation of Boston’s Climate Action Plan.
(Pictured above: The team from Tufts, PowerOptions, and Endicott College was recognized at a GRC meeting in May. Photo via the Barr Foundation.)
Tufts, PowerOptions, and Partners Healthcare are currently in negotiations to bring the proposal to fruition.
The Green Ribbon Commission has also released a case study analysis of the contest and its entries for greater insight and improvement for next year.
The City of Cambridge DPW is seeking a motivated, well-rounded individual with an eye for detail to provide analytic and program support for energy efficiency and sustainability projects in City facilities.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 7th
The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) seeks an Energy and Climate Coordinator to lead its energy and climate policy work. Position is located in ELM’s Boston office (Beacon Hill). Position is open until filled but we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.
Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, nonprofit organization based in San Diego that accelerates the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions via education, market facilitation and policy innovation. The Energy Engineer is a critical part of CSE’s Engineering, Research and Analysis team. The Energy Engineer position is responsible for interfacing with customers and performing assessments of commercial and industrial facilities with regards to energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects.
Learn more and apply.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Division of Planning & Regulatory Services is seeking a motivated intern with excellent analytical and writing skills and strong interest in sustainability to assist Sustainability Project Manager with updating the City’s Climate Action Plan and providing administrative and research support for the Energy Task Force.
|Application Deadline: Position open until filled.