Category Archives: Press Releases

Welcome Millie!

We are excited to announce that Millie Sanchez will be joining the Energy Challenge as our new Outreach Manager! Millie is a New Bedford resident with a passion for community activism. Recently, she has been working with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern MA and will graduate from Bristol Community College next month. She also serves as… Continue Reading

4/12/14 Dartmouth Solar Challenge Hosts Solar 101 at Southworth Library on April 16 and Solar Tour on April 27

In partnership with the town of Dartmouth, the SouthCoast Energy Challenge recently launched the Dartmouth Solar Challenge, a special time-limited campaign to help homeowners shrink their electricity costs as well as their carbon footprint by choosing to make their own grid-tied clean energy. “The Dartmouth Solar Challenge is a commitment to our residents to provide… Continue Reading

4/1/14 Solar Pride

At 9.2 megawatts, Dartmouth is the number one town in the state for solar power production, eclipsing larger municipalities including Boston. Solar saves taxpayer dollars and greatly reduces the town’s environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Since carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent and longest-lived greenhouse gas, the term carbon footprint has… Continue Reading

3/31/14 Solar 101 at Dartmouth Library

Have you been thinking about solar, but don’t know where to begin? Come to the Southworth Public Library on April 16 and learn about the very affordable ways to enjoy the benefits of solar energy for your home. In partnership with the town of Dartmouth, the SouthCoast Energy Challenge recently launched the Dartmouth Solar Challenge,… Continue Reading

3/18/14 Solar Challenge Kick-off in Dartmouth

The SouthCoast Energy Challenge will launch the Dartmouth Solar Challenge, which was approved by the Dartmouth Select Board at its February 24 meeting. The program will offer Dartmouth residents a very affordable way to save on their electricity costs by switching to solar. “I’m thrilled that the SouthCoast Energy Challenge has chosen to launch a… Continue Reading

2/21/14 New UMass Dartmouth Interns Start with Local Energy Challenge

Thirteen new interns began their spring semester employment with the SouthCoast Energy Challenge after a recent training in energy efficiency and community outreach. Among them were 5 UMass Dartmouth students: Dustin Roderigues, Eli Garcia, Grace Grover, Michael Broadbent, and Ken Holloway. Dustin Roderigues is a freshmen in Engineering; Eli Garcia, a sophomore in Liberal Arts;… Continue Reading

2/21/14 New Energy Challenge Interns from Bristol Community College

Thirteen new interns began their spring semester employment with the SouthCoast Energy Challenge on Valentines Day. Among them were 3 Bristol Community College students: Mara Delgado, Patrick Fagundes, and Catherine Toste. Mara is studying Liberal Arts and Environmental Sciences, Patrick is studying Civil Engineering and Catherine is studying Biology. They will be attending events throughout… Continue Reading

2/20/14 New Energy Challenge Interns From Bridgewater State

Thirteen new interns began their employment with the SouthCoast Energy Challenge on Valentines Day. Among them were 4 Bridgewater State students: Colin Fontaine, Lucas Fagundes, Adam Ugrinow, and Ian Korslund. They will be attending events throughout the region to educate residents on ways to save money by saving energy. The Southcoast Energy Challenge is a… Continue Reading

2/19 /14 SouthCoast Energy Challenge Welcomes Lucky 13

Community Manager Diana Painter trained 13 new interns who began their employment with the SouthCoast Energy Challenge on Valentine’s Day. The newcomers join 3 lead interns and 2 former interns who had been promoted. Julia Bartholomew is continuing as the Events Coordinator, and Crystal Cruz is continuing as Assistant Manager. Ken Holloway, Dustin Rodriguez, and… Continue Reading

5/17/13 SouthCoast Energy Challenge Bats 5000

Now over 5,000 SouthCoast residents have committed to taking energy-savings actions in their everyday lives to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and support their local economy. The Energy Challenge is a region-wide energy efficiency campaign with the goal of enlisting 35,000 SouthCoast households in energy saving activities. The Energy Challenge launched in August 2011,… Continue Reading

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