Communities Press City Council on Biomass Incinerator

On Wednesday, August 11, 2010, community groups from Springfield, Massachusetts came together to ask the City Council to revoke the siting permit for Palmer Renewable Energy, which would use demolition waste streams as an energy source. As previously showcased by The Springfield Institute, neighborhoods in the City have two primary concerns about using this technology: […]

WRSI/WHMP & Ch40 cover policy course and biomass

Monte Belmonte from 93.9 The River (WRSI) ran a great interview (listen here) with me and two students discussing our course and biomass in Springfield. And Channel 40 (WGGB) joined us at our final class trip (Human Service Forum Legislative Breakfast), and provided another opportunity to reference biomass in Springfield (watch here).

Students take on 4 local and timely policy topics [video]

Have the posts on this site seemed a little sparse lately? I haven’t been slacking off. In fact, I’ve been busier than ever working with twenty-one students from Amherst College, UMass, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Oberlin in the context of a January term course on applied public policy. The group split into four policy teams, […]