Climate Change & Clean Energy Article Links

These links cover a range of topics, including the benefits of an efficient and clean energy economy, home energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities and incentives, electric vehicles, climate change, and how we can each have in impact on climate change and stay motivated to take action.

The NRDC’s article with the link below reminds us that, “Greenhouse gas emissions are ultimately the result of billions of individual decisions.” Each of us can make a difference.


Cutting flatulence to save the planet–BBC News

Banishing the Climate Change Blues: Anxious about where our planet is headed? Tip one: You’re not alone—and that means a lot

A/C without electricity

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy, Forbes

The irreversible momentum of clean energy by Barack Obama, Science

NASA on global climate change

Does Climate Change Threaten National Security?

My Turn editorial by Pat Hynes, The Recorder


Summary of Federal & State Incentives for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy


Energy Efficiency

Mass Save

Mass Save Rebates (may vary depending on your utility; some are time-limited)

Mass Save 0% HEAT Loan

Energy Star Products


Renewable Energy

About Solar Electric (aka photovoltaics or PV)

About MA Solar Loans for PV

About MA Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) for solar PV [SRECs for new PV systems no longer available after March 31, 2018]

About the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Incentives Replacing SRECs after March 31, 2018

Promoting solar

About Solar Hot Water & Rebates


Electric Vehicles

Information about electric vehicles, charging, etc.


Natural Landscaping

Landscaping for Energy Efficient Homes

Nasami Farm Nursery (selling plants native to New England)

Massachusetts Invasive Plant List

Bird guide, id tips, sounds, & videos