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Deputy Director, Ventures
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has an immediate opening in its Boston office for Deputy Director of Ventures. The Ventures program is home to an interdisciplinary team of staff and consultants working to solve critical environmental and public health challenges through capital investment, impact measurement, knowledge creation, and community partnerships.  Building on the success of the…

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Program Assistant, Ventures
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has an immediate opening in its Boston office for a half-time (0.5 FTE) Program Assistant to support the Ventures program. This position will provide a wide range of general and administrative support to an interdisciplinary team of staff and consultants working to solve critical environmental and public health challenges through capital…

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Staff Attorney, Ocean Conservation and/or Energy
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an experienced staff attorney with a background in energy and/or ocean conservation matters to work out of its Massachusetts Advocacy Center. Working with the directors of the CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change and Ocean Conservation programs, as well as the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, the staff attorney will be…

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How to Save Energy (and Money!) During a Cold Snap
by Bethany Kwoka

New England was recently blasted by an early winter storm. It was called a “bomb cyclone” and a “snow hurricane,” and for a while we all tried to huddle inside and stay warm. While temperatures have now risen back to a balmy 60 degrees, we know it won’t stay that way. So when the temperature…

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Cold Snap Shows We Still Don’t Need New Gas Pipelines
by Greg Cunningham

New Englanders just weathered the worst cold snap that we’ve faced in 100 years, complete with a new phenomenon known as a “bombcyclone.” Now don’t be mistaken, a “bombcyclone” does not involve Armageddon, the sky falling, or even blackouts due to energy shortages. But you’d have thought so based on the news over the past…

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Massachusetts Hits the Accelerator on Clean Transportation
by Megan Herzog

Massachusetts has long been a leader in promoting clean, climate-friendly electric cars and trucks. And now, the Commonwealth is taking another leap forward in ending our reliance on gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. A recent order from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities gives the green light to Eversource, the region’s largest energy company, to invest…

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Let’s Learn from the Seaport’s Mistakes, Not Repeat Them
by Deanna Moran

Boston’s newest neighborhood, the Seaport District, has drawn recent criticism for its high-priced housing and amenities, exclusivity, and lack of diversity. What started out as an incredibly rare chance for Boston to redevelop nearly 1,000 acres of city land is now largely considered a major missed opportunity. Given the billions of dollars of public investment…

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Why We Should Modernize Our Electric Grid
by Bethany Kwoka

Our electricity grid was designed over 100 years ago. But times have changed. Today, clean, renewable energy can be harnessed right where we live, so electricity doesn’t have to come from polluting power plants miles away. But we have to update our grid to take advantage of it. Technology will let us modernize our grid…