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Do you like data? Are you interested in finding out whether Massachusetts homes use more energy than Massachusetts businesses or how our energy prices compare to other states’? Would you like to know how much solar energy has been installed in Massachusetts or how much local power is helping the Commonwealth meet its renewable energy portfolio standard by year?

You don’t have to be a data nerd or a policy wonk to answer “yes” to at least one of those questions.

The Department of Energy Resources, the state energy office, has just launched an online dashboard to demonstrate how Massachusetts uses energy and how the Commonwealth is meeting the energy mandates of the Green Communities Act.

It provides data, charts, and explanations related to implementation of the Act, like installed solar and wind energy, energy efficiency savings and benefits, greenhouse gas emission reductions from state agencies, as well the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. It also highlights energy expenditures, prices and consumption, plus information about the electric power grid.

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Dashboard charts simplify the numbers

The Massachusetts Energy Dashboard is designed to inform and engage citizens, providing a single entry point for those who want to understand how Massachusetts residents, businesses and state and local governments use energy. As the public pays more attention to its own energy needs and prices, our state energy office is making it easier to learn about prices, supply, security and clean energy options.

DOER’s marketing and stakeholder engagement team invites you to check out this new, accessible resource. If you have suggestions to make the energy data easier to understand and engage with, please use the comment section of the blog to provide your feedback.

The Massachusetts Energy Dashboard can be accessed online: www.mass.gov/energy/datadashboard

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