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Energy and Environmental Efforts Recognized at 10th Annual Leading by Example Awards

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Earlier this month, 8 Massachusetts state agencies, public colleges, municipalities, and public sector individuals were recognized at the State House for their leadership in promoting and implementing clean energy and environmental initiatives at the 10th Annual Leading by Example Awards Ceremony. State officials celebrated a   …Continue Reading Energy and Environmental Efforts Recognized at 10th Annual Leading by Example Awards


Baker-Polito Administration Completes 24 Energy Efficiency Projects at State Sites

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Simple Fix’ Projects Will Save Commonwealth $159,000 in Annual Energy Costs NEWBURYPORT– December 16, 2016– The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the completion of an energy efficiency project at the Plum Island Shellfish Purification Plant and 23 additional “simple fix” efficiency projects at state facilities in   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Completes 24 Energy Efficiency Projects at State Sites


Baker-Polito Administration Announces $11.4 Million for Municipal LED Streetlight Conversion Program

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Available to Municipalities That Own Traditional Streetlights BOSTON – December 13, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $11.4 million in grant funding opportunities to help cities and towns across Massachusetts convert traditional streetlights to LED technology through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Rapid LED   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $11.4 Million for Municipal LED Streetlight Conversion Program


Baker-Polito Administration Announces $12 Million for Electric Vehicle Rebates

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Renews Commitment to Reducing Emissions and Fuel Usage with MOR-EV Incentives BOSTON – December 9, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $12 million in funding for the Commonwealth’s electric vehicle rebate program, Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV). The announcement builds upon the Department of   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $12 Million for Electric Vehicle Rebates


State Energy Officials Announce Clean Energy Projects at Department of Conservation and Recreation Facilities

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BOSTON – November 3, 2016– The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today announced a partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to modernize the heating systems at two DCR facilities with highly efficient air source heat pumps (ASHPs). Funded through DOER’s Leading by Example   …Continue Reading State Energy Officials Announce Clean Energy Projects at Department of Conservation and Recreation Facilities


Baker-Polito Administration Launches Energy Savings Website

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The Baker-Polito Adminstration announced the launch of Commonwealth Energy Tool for Savings (energyCENTS), a web platform for the Commonwealth’s ratepayers to search available energy saving opportunities.  That’s right – DOER is providing Massachusetts residents and businesses a single entry point for energy rebates, incentives, loans,   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Launches Energy Savings Website


National Energy Efficiency Day

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In honor of National Energy Efficiency Day, DOER would like to highlight some of the programs and initiatives that  have helped make Massachusetts the most energy efficient state in the nation for the sixth year in a row. Mass Save, a utility run-ratepayer funded program, offers a   …Continue Reading National Energy Efficiency Day


Massachusetts Named Most Energy Efficient State for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Shares Top Spot with California on American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Scorecard BOSTON – September 27, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the Commonwealth has been named the most energy efficient state in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Named Most Energy Efficient State for Sixth Consecutive Year


Baker-Polito Administration Announces $14 Million for Energy Resiliency Grant Program

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Grants Available to Critical Care Facilities Requiring Back-Up Clean Energy Power Generation HOLYOKE – September 22, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $14 million in grant opportunities for energy resiliency projects at critical care facilities across Massachusetts. The grants are the latest round of theCommunity Clean   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $14 Million for Energy Resiliency Grant Program


Baker-Polito Administration Releases Energy Storage Report

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Details Energy Storage Technology’s Potential to Reduce Energy Costs and Meet Regional Energy Challenges BOSTON – September 16, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today released a comprehensive report, State of Charge, detailing the value of deploying energy storage in Massachusetts and a roadmap of policy   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Releases Energy Storage Report