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Baker-Polito Administration Sets 200 Megawatt-Hour Energy Storage Target Posted on Jul 10

In accordance with bipartisan energy diversification legislation signed by Governor Baker in August 2016, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a 200 Megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage target to be achieved by January 1, 2020. The target, set by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), builds upon   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Sets 200 Megawatt-Hour Energy Storage Target

Administration Awards Over $14 Million in Green Communities Grants Posted on Jun 30

Administration Awards Over $14 Million in Green Communities Grants

72 Communities Receive Grants for Clean Energy Projects BOSTON – June 19, 2017 – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $14,043,257 in Green Communities competitive grants to 72 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With today’s announcement, the largest in the program’s seven year   …Continue Reading Administration Awards Over $14 Million in Green Communities Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Programs Posted on Apr 25

Programs Follow Release of Inter-Secretariat Working Group Report BOSTON – April 20, 2017 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a suite of six new programs aimed at increasing affordable access to clean energy and energy efficiency programs. The programs build upon the efforts of the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Programs

Solar Six Stories Up: UMass Lowell Parking Garage Solar Canopy Posted on Mar 21

Solar Six Stories Up: UMass Lowell Parking Garage Solar Canopy

UMass Lowell has dramatically increased the amount of solar generated power with the completion of a new canopy solar panel array on the South Campus parking garage roof.  This is just one of over 100 energy-saving projects at UMass Lowell to be completed by the   …Continue Reading Solar Six Stories Up: UMass Lowell Parking Garage Solar Canopy

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