Posts by Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto is a co-director for Climate, managing Barr’s grantmaking and other initiatives that catalyze the transition to a clean-energy economy. This includes promoting policies and practices that accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable power sources in the New England region and connecting to similar efforts nationally.

New Report Positions Boston for Next Wave of Energy Solutions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

How a modest grant for one new staff member in a City Hall office set the stage for exciting progress on clean energy.

February 24, 2016 | Category: Climate

Scale Clean. Scale Smart.

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

The next iteration of Barr’s Clean Energy program aims at transformation in the Northeast energy sector.

January 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

Striving for Transformation in our Energy Sector

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

As part of Barr’s strategic planning, Mariella Puerto shares the trends informing how our Clean Energy program can best accelerate climate action in the region.

November 16, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Northeast Energy Program Lifting Economies and Lowering Emissions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report shows states participating in most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions.

July 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

For Second Time, Boston Named Nation’s Most Energy-Efficient City

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

ACEEE Scorecard spotlights innovative ways cities are saving energy.

May 26, 2015 | Category: Climate

Invisible Elephant in Climate Room Much Bigger Than We Thought

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report finds extent of natural gas leaks three times greater threat to climate goals than previously expected.

April 22, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Preparing for the Storms Ahead

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

More than sixty inches of snow falling in fewer than three weeks has most Bostonians saying uncle. However, these superstorms—or "snowmaggedons"—are not expected to let up any time soon.

February 13, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Hospitals Achieve Healthy Reductions in Energy Consumption

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New data shows Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by six percent over the last three years, despite continued facility growth. These reductions have not only saved the hospitals $12 million—they have helped put Boston on track to achieving its ambition climate goals.

January 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

Districts—An Ambitious, but Achievable Scale for Energy Transformation

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

What will it take to catalyze and accelerate the kind of energy transformation required to increase reliability, enhance resilience, meet ambitious climate goals, and create economic development opportunities? And what role can foundations play? Key takeaways from a recent gathering of funders interested in urban sustainability sponsored by the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.

December 17, 2014 | Category: Climate

Little Cities that Could (and Did) Show Leadership on Climate

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Learn about a Barr grantee that has been creating its own climate playbook.

November 13, 2014 | Category: Climate