For Immediate Release - October 19, 2010

EEA Secretary Bowles Congratulates Berkshire Community College on Installation of Multiple Solar Arrays, Conducts Housatonic River Listening Session During Day of Energy and Environment Events in the Berkshires


What Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles will spend a day in the Berkshires highlighting the Patrick-Murray administration's commitment to renewable energy at Berkshire Community College in the morning, and hearing the public's views on restoration of the Housatonic River during an afternoon listening session in Lenox. Secretary Bowles begins the day at Berkshire Community College (BCC), where 394 kilowatts (kW) of solar power is being installed on seven buildings - part of a nearly 4 megawatt (MW) installation of solar at 23 state-owned sites across the Commonwealth under Governor Deval Patrick's Leading by Example program. During the afternoon, Secretary Bowles will convene a public listening session to hear ideas and concerns surrounding General Electric Company's recent release of a study describing options for addressing PCB contamination in portions of the Housatonic River.
Who EEA Secretary Bowles ( both events)
BCC President Paul Raverta ( BBC solar)
EEA Undersecretary Philip Griffiths ( Housatonic)
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Laurie Burt ( Housatonic)
Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin ( Housatonic)
Area legislators
Area local officials
When Tuesday October 19, 2010 10:30 a.m. - BCC solar; 2 p.m. - Housatonic
Where Housatonic River Community Listening Session
  • Lenox Town Hall Auditorium, 6 Walker Street, Lenox