Boston’s Environment and Energy Chief on President’s Climate Action Plan

By Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston President Obama’s announcement this week of several federal climate change initiatives will reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and help prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. As a coastal city, Boston is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Without significant […]

Chinese Progressive Association Receives Greenovate Award from Mayor Menino

Boston, MA – Today, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) received the Greenovate Award for their work on created access to weatherization jobs and services for the Chinese American community in Boston.  CPA helped over a 100 residents receive energy efficiency services and helped employ Chinese Americans as weatherization technicians to insulate and air seal people’s […]

US 2012 Heat Record “Partly due to Climate Change”

(from The US sweltered under its hottest year on record in 2012, breaking the previous yearly average by 0.6C (1F), the US government has said.Last year the average US temperature was 13C (55.3F) amid widespread drought and a mild winter.   A widespread drought lasted several months and hit almost two-thirds of the country The […]