Last updated on: 2/13/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“A significant amount of our electricity is already provided by clean energy technologies. These technologies not only work today, but are being improved each year to improve their efficiency and costs. Ongoing barriers to its development are being addressed through policy and market development efforts at the local and national level, making clean energy easier to develop each year.”

“Is Clean Energy Ready?,” www.masstech.org (accessed Dec. 12, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the state’s development agency for renewable energy and the innovation economy, which is responsible for one-quarter of all jobs in the state. MTC administers the John Adams Innovation Institute and the Renewable Energy Trust. We work to stimulate economic activity in communities throughout the Commonwealth.”

“What We Do,” www.masstech.org (accessed Dec. 12, 2008)

Mission:

“[T]o maximize environmental and economic benefits for the Commonwealth’s citizens by pioneering and promoting clean energy technologies and fostering the emergence of sustainable markets for electricity generated from renewable sources.”

“Overview,” www.masstech.org (accessed Dec. 12, 2008)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Electricity Grid?