A Fresh New Look Ushers in New Era for Environment Northeast (ENE) Now Acadia Center

Rebrand Builds on Over a Decade of Research and Advocacy Centered on Advancing the Clean Energy Future

Boston, October 30, 2014 – Over the past 15 years, Environment Northeast (ENE) has built a successful track record of providing solutions to advance state and regional efforts to promote effective clean energy and climate policy. To more accurately reflect its geographic scope and evolving approach, ENE announced the adoption of a new name, Acadia Center, which is reflected in its new website and visual identity.

Acadia Center’s emphasis on well-researched, information-focused solutions and its attention to economic and consumer benefits, has been instrumental in helping to shape a long-term vision of reform in the Northeast and beyond to create a cleaner, lower-cost energy future. The organization works across key sectors of the economy to empower consumers to lower their greenhouse gas emissions through tangible actions, and improve the economic productivity and livability of communities through effective solutions.

“Acadia Center has a fresh look, but its outlook and strategic direction build on the reputation for credible information and effective results we’ve developed for over a decade,” says Daniel Sosland, president of Acadia Center. “The new name and website will help Acadia Center extend its reach to advocates, consumers, policy leaders and stakeholders, who now will have better access to original research, policy analysis, and publications. With this stronger presence and new resources, Acadia Center will redouble its successful approaches to advance the clean energy future.”

“Acadia Center will continue to do what it does best – promote positive solutions to complex problems, and use trustworthy analysis and skilled advocacy to reframe entrenched debates and achieve greater support for important reforms,” said Elizabeth Carroll, chair of Acadia Center’s Board of Directors.

To support its mission, Acadia Center is pursuing reforms in multiple sectors of the economy:

  • EnergyVision targets four key sectors that will work simultaneously to achieve a clean-energy future.
  • To support clean energy solutions like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Acadia Center produces trackers and economic analysis resources for stakeholders.
  • The forthcoming UtilityVision maps a new, consumer-friendly method for planning and delivering energy to homes and businesses.

Acadia Center has a regional presence with offices and staff in Boston; Hartford, Conn.; New York; Providence, R.I.; Rockport, Maine; and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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About Acadia Center

Acadia Center is a nonprofit organization that advances the clean energy future, with research, skilled advocacy and innovative policy designs. The organization is built on a foundation of clean energy policy advances that have improved health, environment and economy for local, regional and national communities. For more information on Acadia Center, please visit http://www.acadiacenter.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@AcadiaCtr).


Emily Avery-Miller
Acadia Center