Small Business Weatherization: Five Lessons Learned

Small Business Weatherization: Five Lessons Learned In Massachusetts, small businesses represent 97 percent of commercial and industrial energy customers and 40 percent of energy use in the state, yet they are underserved by the Mass Save program. To address this problem, CET used an Innovate Energy Efficiency Grant from the Massachusetts Department of

By |2022-10-02T10:20:57-04:00September 30th, 2022|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Innovation|

Radius Provisions in Food Waste Disposal Laws

Among the nine U.S. states that have passed commercial food waste disposal legislation, five include radius provisions. Businesses that generate wasted food are subject only if there is a food waste processing facility within a designated distance—say, 15 or 20 miles. Naturally, the default interpretation of these radius provisions is that covered entities be

By |2022-09-23T11:48:57-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Reducing Wasted Food in Rhode Island

Wasting food is a major problem for our environment, economy, and communities, especially when so many families are food insecure. CET acts as a catalyst nationwide to accelerate the development of a vibrant marketplace aimed at diverting wasted food from the commercial and institutional sectors. In Rhode Island, CET works directly with businesses to

Utility Led Acceleration of Residential Efficiency & Electrification Retrofits

A Feasibility Study of Tariffed On-Bill Financing in Ipswich, Massachusetts Ashley Muspratt1 and Jon Blair2 1Center for EcoTechnology, 2Ipswich Electric Light Department Imagine your utility told you they wanted to invest in state-of-the-art technology for your home. No taking on debt, no credit checks, no matter if you're a renter, and no matter

Decarbonizing Our Community

The Community Climate Fund CET is wrapping up our third year of deploying our Community Climate Fund (CCF). The CCF is a vehicle for regional institutions and businesses to sponsor local, high-impact carbon reduction projects that help accelerate a just and equitable transition to the low-carbon economy. The fund started

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