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Baker-Polito Administration Designates Nine New Green Communities

87 Percent of the Commonwealth’s Population Now Resides in a Green Community

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne, Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Patrick Woodcock, Board of Selectmen Chair Sean Kerrigan, Town Administrator Michael Ward, and Green Communities Director Brian Sullivan all joined at Central Park in Clinton.

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s celebration of […]

Massachusetts Steps Up Energy-Saving Policies in Major Climate Law

Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes

In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]

Small Solar Saves Everyone Money – Yes, “Everyone”!

Solar array on MassDOT Highway Division office property in Northampton, MA. MassDOT photo

George Harvey

All solar photovoltaics (PVs) have one very special characteristic. While they only produce electricity during daylight hours, they also produce at just the time electricity demand is at its highest. This is particularly important because they replace the most […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants for Municipal Clean Energy Projects

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $250,000 in grants to support the development of clean energy projects in 20 cities and towns across Massachusetts. The grants, funded by the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) program, are used by Massachusetts municipalities, regional school districts, and water/wastewater districts to aid in the management of […]

Massachusetts Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day with Mass Save® Programs

Community Invited to Participate in Public Planning Process for Mass Save® Programs

CAMBRIDGE – As part of the Commonwealth’s celebration of Energy Efficiency Day, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Patrick Woodcock today visited Cadbury Commons, an assisted living facility in Cambridge, which recently benefited from a $700,000 grant from DOER to support […]

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $13 Million in Green Communities Grants

103 Communities Receive Funds for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Projects

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $13,000,558 in Green Communities competitive grants to 103 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With today’s announcement, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded over $136 million to Green Communities in Designation Grants […]

Springfield Residents to Mass Lawmakers: “We Can’t Breathe”

Climate Justice Coalition Urges State Reps to Close Loophole for Polluting Power Plants in MA Climate Bill

(Springfield) A diverse coalition of community, social, civic, and public health organizations sent a strongly-worded letterto Springfield state representatives urging them to close a loophole in the House climate package that would pave the way for a controversial […]

Baker-Polito Administration Launches First-in-the-Nation Clean Peak Energy Standard

Program Will Promote Use of Clean Energy When Costly Electricity Demand is Highest

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of the first-in-the-nation Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), a financial incentive program that promotes the use of clean energy technologies to supply power when electricity demand is at its highest, also known as […]

Baker-Polito Administration Continues to Advance Solar Progress with Incentive Program Updates

Changes Will Increase Solar Production While Protecting Natural Resources

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced final updates to the Commonwealth’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program after filing emergency regulations in April. As a result of a robust stakeholder and public comment process, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) implemented revisions to […]

Baker-Polito Administration Expands Electric Vehicle Rebate Program to Include Commercial and Nonprofit Fleets

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the expansion of the Commonwealth’s electric vehicle rebate program, Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) to include commercial and nonprofit fleets. Building on the Administration’s December 2019 announcement committing at least $27 million per year in 2020 and 2021 to electric vehicle incentive programs, the expansion of […]