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Past News & Events

Public Meeting on Wind Turbine Project to Air on Medford TV3

A video recording of the Septebmer 20th public meeting on the Medford Energy Independence wind turbine project will air on Medford TV3 on Friday, October 12th at 10:30 A.M. The meeting includes presentations by Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, Director of the Energy and Environment Office Patricia Barry, MCEC co-chair Fred Schlicher and Kevin Shulte of Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc., the project consultants. Medford residents are encouraged to tune in and learn more about this exciting project.  Or learn more about the project here.

City Awarded Wind Turbine Grant for Small Wind Turbine

The City of Medford has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for the design and construction of a small 100 kilowatt wind turbine at the McGlynn Elementary/Middle School. The turbine will supply up to 10% of the school's energy needs saving about $25,000 a year in electricity costs and offsetting about 76 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. For more details, please see the City's press release.

Medford Joins EPA New England Community Energy Challenge

Medford was the first municipality to sign on to a new EPA program designed to help cities and towns reduce energy use and promote renewable energy. Under the challenge, the City commits to benchmarking energy use in all municipal buildings, promote energy efficiency and renewables to the community, and reduce energy use by at least 10%. Visit EPA New England for more information about the program.

Member of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth Corps Presents at City Hall

Medford celebrated Earth Day with a global warming presentation by Wilson Rickerson, a Boston-based renewable energy consultant and member of Al Gore's group of trained global warming presenters.

The 45-minute slideshow discussed the science behind global warming and steps to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. More than 70 people attended and took home CFL bulbs to help save energy in their homes. For pictures and more information about the event, visit greenmedford.org.

This event was sponsored by the City of Medford Energy & Environment Office and the Medford Environmental Alliance, which brings together Medford-based initiatives working for a better local environment.

Medford Featured in Channel 4 News Segment

A WBZ TV Boston weather story highlighted some of Medford's renewable energy projects in a segment on local grassroots efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The story included shots of solar panels at City Hall and Hormel stadium, comments by City Environmental Agent Patricia Barry, and brief mention of the small wind turbine project under consideration. View the video clip.

City Seeks Grant for Wind Turbine

The Medford Clean Energy Committee and Energy & Environment Office have applied to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) for funding to help build a 100-kilowatt wind turbine near the McGlynn Middle School. The "Medford Energy Independence Project" would offset up to 10% of the energy used to power the McGlynn School, and provide a great educational resource for Medford students. It would also showcase Medford's leadership in addressing the impacts of climate change through renewable energy. Read more or view local wind speed data.

Boston Globe Article Highlights Medford's Efforts

The City was featured in an article discussing the clean energy projects of local municipalities. Read more

Medford Considers Wind Power

The Medford Clean Energy Committee has begun studying the feasibility of a wind turbine by installing a weather station at Hormel Stadium. The device monitors wind speed, providing data that will help determine if the site is appropriate for a wind turbine that would provide clean power for the McGlynn and/or Andrews schools. Read more

GreenUp™ Participation Increases

Over 250 Medford homes now purchase clean power through the GreenUp™ program offered by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) and National Grid. The City of Medford has received over $25,000 in MTC matching grants earned by the participation of GreenUp subscribers. Join GreenUp™ today to bring more renewable energy to Massachusetts and help Medford earn money for clean energy projects!

City's Environmental Agent Participates in Renewable Energy Study Tour

In December of 2006 the City's Environmental Agent Patricia Barry participated in a Renewable Energy Study Tour in Germany organized by CDS International, Inc. (CDS) and InWEnt GmbH. During the study tour, Ms Barry met her counterparts in Germany to discuss the drivers and impacts of Germany's commitment to wind power, solar power, and biofuels. The study tour included a preparatory workshop in Washington, DC that featured US and German experts on renewable energy markets and policies. She learned about the US program and what types of things need to be accomplished here in the US to achieve similar renewable energy successes as those achieved in Germany.

MCEC Installs Weather Station at Hormel Stadium

A newly installed anemometer monitors wind speed and gathers other weather data for a wind energy assessment. MCEC co-chair Bob Paine donated the device and the City's building and fire departments assisted with installing it atop one of the Hormel lighting towers. Data from the station is uploaded to weatherunderground.com and can be accessed in real time. Read more


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GreenUp™ is offered in partnership with the Mass. Technology Collaborative's Clean Energy Choice™ program.
Kids Corner

Check out some Fun Facts about Medford and Clean Energy - click here.

Are you a middle school student? We're working to get new equipment for the technology labs- has your household signed up yet? - click here.

Check out the pictures from the last field trip to the Hull Wind Turbine!! - click here.