Category: Climate

Buses Are What’s Next in Transportation

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Mobility)

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of Commonwealth Magazine on January 23, 2017.

January 27, 2017 | Category: Climate

Resilient Resolutions

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Key findings and next steps from a new report on Boston’s vulnerabilities to rising seas and other adverse climate effects.

January 06, 2017 | Category: Climate

Four Lessons of Climate Leadership from Northern Europe

Boston Green Ribbon Commission Director Amy Longsworth shares key insights from a recent trip by Massachusetts leaders to learn from cities that are enhancing quality of life, building resilience to climate change, and boosting their economies through clean energy.

December 07, 2016 | Category: Climate

King Tides Preview Rising Seas

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Boston’s recent “King Tides” provided a glimpse into the near-future—what scientists predict will be the “new normal” of daily high tides by mid-century.

November 21, 2016 | Category: Climate

Frame Shift. Then Power Shift.

Elena Letona

Elena Letona

Guest Author · Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor

Elena Letona, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor (and a 2005 Barr Fellow), shares lessons learned from an old, industrial city in western Massachusetts, where community members, labor groups, elected officials, and others found common cause in a winning effort to go from “coal to sol!”

November 17, 2016 | Category: Climate

The Future of Electricity in the Northeast

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Clean Energy)

New report and video explore rapidly evolving clean energy opportunities and challenges facing the region.

November 03, 2016 | Category: Climate

Successes in Philanthropy: Activating Civic Leadership

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Clean Energy)

How Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission is helping the city meet ambitious goals to fight climate change.

November 01, 2016 | Category: Climate

A Vital Piece of Our Clean Energy Future Ready for Primetime – Energy Storage

Meredith Hatfield

Meredith Hatfield

Program Officer, Clean Energy, Barr Foundation

New report reveals the potential for energy storage to save people in Massachusetts millions in energy costs, reduce emissions, and accelerate the success of local, clean energy.

October 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Eight questions with Lisa Jacobson, who recently joined Barr as Program Officer for Mobility.

October 11, 2016 | Category: Climate

19 Funders Pledge $53 Million to Expand Energy Efficiency

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Clean Energy)

Barr Foundation joins coordinated effort to bring proven technologies, solutions to developing countries most vulnerable to climate change.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Climate