Microgrids: an Energy System for an Uncertain Future

Consider the impact a power disruption has on a patient in a hospital, a passenger on an airliner, or a scientist in a research laboratory. As institutions around the globe, from urban universities to remote military installations have become increasingly reliant on IT-based operations, so too have organizations realized the need for reliable, resilient sources […]

Creating Your Own Path

Barely out of law school, Boston College alumna, Stephanie Parker, (BA English, 2010) found herself on the front lines of one of the more important cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in energy and environmental law. In Kain & Others vs. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the SJC decided whether the Massachusetts Department […]

From science to policy: Environmental work at the Massachusetts State House

Somehow, almost 10 years later, I remember the moment during orientation when you are handed a piece of paper that says which school you are in, your major, minor, and any concentrations. I started at BC in the Lynch School of Education with a Secondary Education major, History minor, and a pre-law concentration. Maybe I […]

Upcoming BCEEAN events: February 2018

This month’s blog post is all about upcoming events that BCEEAN members can participate in. Remember to keep checking this page for more news about upcoming events! Tech on Tap: February 27 Join the BC Technology & Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) and BC’s Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) as they co-sponsor a “Tech on Tap” […]

Sustainability meets business at BC’s Woods College

I’m Dr. Jennifer Cole, the founding faculty member of the Professional Studies Certificate in Sustainability, and I’d like to engage you BC alumni in a conversation. How can you work within the infrastructure of today’s society to make your world more sustainable? What does sustainability even mean, and where does human life quality rank? The […]

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Is On The Rise

I am so pleased to have this opportunity to share with you some of the good news in our Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Now is a particularly exciting time for our department with a growing faculty, ever expanding labs, innovative teaching, and all the potential that exists within the new Institute for Integrated […]

Environmental Consulting and the “Deal Killers”

They say, “location is everything” in real estate. When land development teams are siting new restaurants, banks and other retail locations, they often look for the most accessible lot with a high volume of vehicle traffic. Sometimes, that corner lot they desire is vacant and screaming for an HGTV-style extreme makeover. Those are the kind […]

Know Which Way the Wind Blows: All Politics is Local

In a time where politics seem more divisive than ever, we’ve been lucky here in Massachusetts to have a pragmatic approach to governing, especially when it comes to energy and the environment. In 2008, we passed the Global Warming Solutions Act, which set economy-wide goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 […]