Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of September 18, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"In many small towns and in Egremont, the transfer station is a community gathering spot where neighbors stop and chat and catch up on things and we hoped that people would notice the solar array and be reminded not only of the benefits of solar power, but of how small projects and community involvement can have big impacts."

Juliette Haas, Chairman of the Egremont Green Committee, on the impact of the stimulus-funded clean energy and energy efficiency improvements at the Egremont Highway Garage.


photo: Paul Raverta FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"We are creating the workforce for the future. Not being able to accommodate that would have been a disaster going forward. Stimulus really filled a gap."

Paul Raverta, President of Berkshire Community College, on the impact stimulus funds had on the college.





YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

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Governor celebrates stimulus-funded energy efficient renovations at UTEC

photo: UTEC Topping Off
Governor Deval Patrick joined state and local officials, young people and construction workers to mark an important milestone in the energy efficient expansion of the United Teen Equality Center facility, which provides educational, workforce development and employment opportunities to Lowell's highest-risk youth. The topping-off of the steel structure brings the state and stimulus-funded project one step closer to completion as the first LEED Platinum certified building in Lowell, and the oldest in the country. Read more.


MWRA installing new stimulus-funded wind turbine in Charlestown

photo: Wind Turbine
MWRA is installing a new, 1.5 megawatt wind turbine at the DeLauri Sewer Pump Station in Charlestown. The turbine will generate 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year and save MWRA ratepayers $350,000 annually. The power generated will be net-metered to offset MWRA electricity costs. This $4.7M project was paid for with stimulus funds. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Solar Domestic Hot Water System Equipment and Installation

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