How to make Massachusetts the Silicon Valley of eco-energy.
Since the beginning of his gubernatorial campaign, Deval Patrick has made clean energy a pet issue. He was the first major candidate to come out in support of the controversial Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound. And as governor, he has pledged to make Massachusetts "the renewable energy center of the world."
Just last week, the state announced the largest job gain of the governor's administration: Evergreen Solar Inc. will build a $150 million plant in Westborough to manufacture solar panels, creating up to 375 jobs. The entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and activists who have thought most about green technology economics welcomed the news, saying they share the governor's optimism about the state's potential as a clean-energy capital... Read the rest of this article in today's Globe Magazine here