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Puanoa A. Higginson

Green Power Program Associate at Mass Energy.

Recent Posts

Climate Change: its impact on the Fa’a Samoa (the Samoan Way) and my aiga

Posted by Puanoa A. Higginson on Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 04:21 PM

Our Climate Change Perspectives mini-blog series is a 3-part series that brings to light the personal impacts of climate change on Mass Energy/People's Power & Light staff members' lives. This series aims to clarify what is at stake for people around the world and how those realities influence the choices we make on a daily basis.

Pua Higginson is our phenomenal Marketing & Outreach Coordinator.

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Another Year of Clean Energy Success: Mass Energy's 33rd Annual Meeting

Posted by Puanoa A. Higginson on Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

On Wednesday, October 21st 2015, Mass Energy celebrated 33 years of working to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.

Those who attended the meeting will remember Executive Director Larry Chretien’s reference to Mass Energy as being akin to the “platypus of the animal kingdom”— highlighting Mass Energy’s unique structure as a non-profit run like a business. Larry referred to Mass Energy as a “social business”, composed of people who understand that there is more than one way of making energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.

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Tags: events, community organizing

Local Wind Turbines and Low-Impact Hydro: Updates in MA and RI

Posted by Puanoa A. Higginson on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

We like to keep our members and the general public updated on renewable energy progress in New England. Our green power updates will tell you a little more about what’s going on in renewable energy construction. The local wind turbines and low-impact hydro project in this update are supported by Mass Energy and People's Power & Light members.

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Tags: renewable energy

Green Power Member Spotlight: Susanne Altenburger

Posted by Puanoa A. Higginson on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

The “Member Spotlight” series highlights the individuals that make our organization great. Each post tells the story of an outstanding Mass Energy or PP&L member. By sharing their stories we hope to spread the word about their unique efforts and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Meet Susanne Altenburger, New England GreenStart member since 2009 and long-time energy efficiency expert. As she explains “there is a certain philosophy behind the price you pay when you have bad habits.” Eliminating these energy “bad habits” through efficiency is key for Susanne. After researching the fundamentals of and determining what low-carbon construction is all about, she found that many of us spend way too much money on wasted energy. By minimizing her wasted energy and greening up the small amount of energy she does use with Mass Energy, Altenburger has forged a model energy lifestyle.

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Tags: renewable energy, energy efficiency