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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

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Milestone for Energy Efficient State Buildings Posted on Oct 5

Over 50 State Owned Buildings Earn LEED Certification LOWELL – September 15, 2016 –The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that over 50 state owned buildings have received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification recognizing advanced energy and environmental design. Currently 55 state buildings, totaling   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Milestone for Energy Efficient State Buildings

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grants to 75 Communities Posted on Oct 5

Grants Allow Municipalities and Water and School Districts to Advance Clean Energy Goals BOSTON – September 12, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $518,645 in grants to 75 cities and towns across the Commonwealth to develop clean energy projects. The Department of Energy Resource’s   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grants to 75 Communities

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Record Energy Savings for Electric and Gas Ratepayers Posted on Oct 5

2013-2015 Three-Year Energy Savings Plan Exceeded Goals BOSTON – August 25, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Massachusetts’ Energy Efficiency Program Administrators set an annual record for energy savings in 2015 and exceeded the energy savings benchmarks set by the 2013-2015 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan    …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Record Energy Savings for Electric and Gas Ratepayers

Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation Posted on Aug 9

Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation

Today, in a continued effort to stabilize electric rates, ensure a diversified energy portfolio for the Commonwealth, and embrace advanced technologies, Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive energy diversity legislation into law at the State House with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, legislative leaders, and energy and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation

Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save Posted on Feb 11

Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save

Have you ever noticed that lighting can change your mood, depending on whether it’s natural or artificial? Going beyond occupancy sensors, the right lighting mix can also reduce energy consumption and save homeowners and commercial building operators’ money by using natural light with coordinated design.   …Continue Reading Daylighting: The Bright Way to Save

Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example Posted on Nov 19

Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example

Every fall, the Commonwealth holds the annual Leading by Example (LBE) Award ceremony at the State House. And every year, there is a surplus of impressive energy and sustainability achievements to celebrate. This year’s 8 winners, from state agencies, public higher education, and municipalities were   …Continue Reading Public Entities Recognized for Leading by Example