Alliance in the News – 2010

The Boston Globe | December 30, 2010

State sets tougher limits on emissions: Auto insurance may be incentive

PBLN Executive Director Andy Tarsy comments on a the wisdom of tougher limits on greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts.

The MetroWest Daily News | December 14, 2010

Egerman and Albelda: The Business and Economic Case for Letting Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Expire

PBLN Board Member and MetroWest Daily Guest Columnist, Paul Egerman offers the business and economic case for letting higher-income tax cuts expire.

The MetroWest Daily News | December 7, 2010

Brick: Reinstate the Estate Tax

PBLN member and MetroWest Daily Guest Columnist, Howard Brick, addresses the value of the estate tax to the sustainable economy.

The Christian Science Monitor | November 17, 2010

Smokers Need Not Apply: Is Hiring Ban Trend of the Future?

PBLN Executive Director Andy Tarsy comments on the new Mass Hospital Association policy to ban hiring of smokers.

WBUR | November 2, 2010

Some Companies May Reject Job Seekers Who Smoke

PBLN Executive Director Andy Tarsy is interviewed on WBUR’s Radio Boston show on the new Mass Hospital Association policy to ban hiring of smokers.

Boston Business Journal | October 15, 2010

Brown at center of local cleantech lobbying efforts

PBLN central to lobbying focus on US Senator Scott Brown around clean energy issues

The Boston Globe | October 10, 2010

Doing Better Business

Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham’s piece on the 2010 Boston Summit.

Mass High Tech – The Journal of New England Technology | July 20, 2010

Progressive Business Leaders Network backs ed standard

Coverage of PBLN’s public position in support of the adoption of the Common Core K-12 Education standards for Massachusetts schools.

Boston Globe |  July 1, 2010

Cape Wind gets a boost from CEOs

A recap from PBLN’s forum, Cape Wind and National Grid: How the New England Renewable Energy Deal of the Century Is Getting Done hosted by PBLN member Paul Sagan, chief executive of Akamai Technologies Inc.

Mass High Tech – The Journal of New England Technology |  June 30, 2010

Cape Wind’s Gordon appeals to execs for NStar support

A recap from PBLN’s forum, Cape Wind and National Grid: How the New England Renewable Energy Deal of the Century Is Getting Done hosted by PBLN member Paul Sagan, chief executive of Akamai Technologies Inc.

Boston Herald |  June 21, 2010

Wired for progress

PBLN Executive Director Andrew Tarsy’s letter to the Editor in the Boston Herald.

Cape Cod Times |  June 19, 2010

Wal-Mart takes on Cape Wind

By Patrick Cassidy

PBLN executive director Andrew Tarsy makes the business case for Cape Wind, saying the project represents a much-needed boost to the state’s renewable energy industry.

Boston Globe |  June 17, 2010

Wal-Mart challenges Cape Wind’s high prices

By Erin Ailworth

PBLN Member George Matouk (President, John Matouk & Co.) advocates for Cape Wind, saying it will help Massachusetts build a clean energy economy and become less dependent on fossil fuels.

Daily News Transcript |  June 16, 2010

Senate vote stirs anxiety over Federal health care funds

By Michael Norton and Kyle Cheney

PBLN Board Member Diane Hessan (CEO, Communispace Corporation) calls for Congressional action on federal health funding for healthcare, basic services, infrastructure in Massachusetts.

Xconomy |  June 7, 2010

Of Cuban Missiles and Chinese Wind Turbines

By Ray DeMeo

PBLN Member and technology exec Ray Demeo’s Xconomy piece on the need for clean energy production.

Boston Globe | May 25, 2010

Cape Wind courts NStar for utility contract –  deal key to getting construction funds

By D.C. Denison

“…Andrew Tarsy, executive director of the advocacy group Progressive Business Leaders Network…characterized Cape Wind as ‘a symbol of the energy future.’”

May 22, 2010

Vertex Founder Joshua Boger Charges up Wesleyan Grads

These remarks were given by PBLN co-chair and former Vertex CEO Joshua Boger to Phi Beta Kappa inductees at Wesleyan University on May 22, 2010.

Boston Globe | May 22, 2010

NStar, Cape Wind to talk energy –  utility says it would consider contract to buy electricity

By Erin Ailworth

“Andy Tarsy, executive director of the advocacy group Progressive Business Leaders Network, which has supported Cape Wind, said the local business community is watching NStar closely to see what it will do about Cape Wind.”

Mass High Tech – The Journal of New England Technology | May 19, 2010

Deepwater Horizon: Complicating New England’s Chances for a Climate Change Bill

Mass High Tech piece by PBLN member and Political Outreach Coordinator Matt Henshon (Founder, Henshon Parker LLP) on the PBLN Summit and the impact of the Deep Water Horizon rig spill on energy politics in DC.

Boston Globe | May 18, 2010

Pics from CEO field trip to Washington

Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner (Innovation Economy) blogs w/ pics about the CEO field trip to D.C.

Cause Nation | May 17, 2010

Weighing in on Scale

PBLN member Nikki Korn’s blogpost on the “Cause Nation” blog run by Nikki and her colleagues at Cause Consulting, where she is a Principal and works with Adobe, Aramark, Boston Beer Company and other national brands.

Boston Globe | May 12, 2010

Our energy use calls for a transformation

Andrew Tarsy & Mitch Tyson, letter to the editor

“THERE IS no denying that the rate for electricity in 2013 when Cape Wind switches on will be pennies per kilowatt higher than prices today. But energy economics require a deeper look. For example, what about long-term job creation and economic development? What about the anticipated sharp rise in oil and gas prices as the global economy recovers?”

WBUR | May 12, 2010

Insurance Coverage Alone Won’t make Us Healthy

WBUR (Boston’s NPR News Station) healthcare blog “CommonHealth” has a guest blog by PBLN member J.J. Bartlett who is CEO of Fisherman Partnership Health Plan.

Seeing Both Sides | May 11, 2010

Barney Frank says: Don’t Mess with VCs or Angels

Jeff Bussgang (General Partner, Flybridge Capital) blogs on financial reform talk with Barney Frank.

Mass High Tech | May 7, 2010

Jeff Bussgang, on public policy’s help/hinderance to entrepreneurs

Mass High Tech posts Tarsy/Bussgang conversation about going to D.C.

Boston Globe | April 29, 2010

Decision puts the state at the forefront of wind industry, business leaders say

By Erin Ailworth

“[New jobs from Cape Wind ] span the spectrum from blue collar to white collar,’’ said Roger Freeman (Managing Director, Solventerra) of the advocacy group Progressive Business Leaders Network, which has supported Cape Wind. “It’s boatmen taking boats out there. It’s blue-collar workers turning the wrenches. It helps build Massachusetts as a cluster and a center for renewable energy.”

Note: The following clips refer to the Alliance for Business Leadership by its original name, the Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN), which changed in March 2012.

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