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Energy and Environmental Efforts Recognized at 10th Annual Leading by Example Awards Posted on Dec 20

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

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 Posted on Dec 20

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 Posted on Dec 20

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

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 Posted on Dec 20

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 Posted on Dec 20

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 Posted on Dec 20

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Energy Savings Website

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 Posted on Oct 5

National Energy Efficiency Day

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 Posted on Oct 5

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 Posted on Oct 5

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 Posted on Oct 5

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