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Clean Energy Fellow, Department of Energy Resources

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Since the Green Communities Act was passed in 2008, 86 cities and towns in the Commonwealth have been officially designated as a Green Community – that means more than 2.7 million Massachusetts residents are living in a municipality that has met five clean energy criteria.

The residents, businesses, and public officials in these municipalities are making real progress in reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and are key partners in the progress that the Commonwealth is making toward achieving a cleaner energy future. 

Visit the Green Communities web page to see a map of the 86 municipalities and to learn more about the program.

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Home Baked Energy Efficiency with a Tasty Glazing posted on Sep 30

Home Baked Energy Efficiency with a Tasty Glazing

To reduce home energy consumption as rates rise, one town in Northwest Massachusetts has found a creative do-it-yourself solution.

Renewables To Blunt Power Outages From Major Storms posted on Sep 26

Renewables To Blunt Power Outages From Major Storms

To make sure that Massachusetts can avoid the energy-related problems faced by New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania during Hurricane Sandy, the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative will provide municipalities with reliable, renewable alternatives to diesel generators that also align with the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy goals.

Energizing Future Generations posted on Sep 23

Energizing Future Generations

For the past two years, Massachusetts has participated in a federal program that recognizes schools working hard to educate future generations about clean energy and improvements in Massachusetts school buildings. This year, the Commonwealth will again participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition program.