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EARTH WEEK: Governor Baker announces affordable access to clean energy and efficiency programs Posted on Apr 21

EARTH WEEK: Governor Baker announces affordable access to clean energy and efficiency programs

Standing in front of a Newton Housing Authority complex that has been upgraded with clean energy technologies and as part of the Commonwealth’s Earth Week celebration, Governor Baker and state energy, environmental, and housing officials, announced a suite of six new programs aimed at making it   …Continue Reading EARTH WEEK: Governor Baker announces affordable access to clean energy and efficiency programs

Governor Baker visits Solar City to talk S.M.A.R.T. Posted on Feb 24

Governor Baker visits Solar City to talk S.M.A.R.T.

Governor Charlie Baker, joined by Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson, took a trip out to Marlborough to tour Solar City’s regional office to see firsthand the Commonwealth’s burgeoning clean energy industry and highlight the next solar energy   …Continue Reading Governor Baker visits Solar City to talk S.M.A.R.T.

Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech Posted on Aug 9

Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech

Massachusetts and the New England region are at a crossroads that requires us to work collaboratively to make targeted decisions and investments regarding our regional energy and electricity infrastructure. During a signing ceremony held on the West Lawn of the Statehouse with legislative leaders and other stakeholders, Governor Baker   …Continue Reading Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech

Hydropower bill receives bipartisan support from former EEA secretaries Posted on Mar 23

Hydropower bill receives bipartisan support from former EEA secretaries

On Tuesday, March 22, Governor Charlie Baker received bipartisan support from three former secretaries of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to diversify the Commonwealth’s energy portfolio with the generation of hydropower. “I appreciate the support from our state’s former top energy   …Continue Reading Hydropower bill receives bipartisan support from former EEA secretaries

Governor Dean Backs Governor Baker’s Hydro Energy Bill Posted on Oct 29

On October 28, Governor Charlie Baker and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton met with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean to discuss the Baker-Polito Administration’s hydropower energy legislation that was filed earlier this year. During a media availability immediately following the meeting, Governor Dean   …Continue Reading Governor Dean Backs Governor Baker’s Hydro Energy Bill

Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities Posted on Aug 26

Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities

In a continued effort to stabilize New England’s electricity rates while meeting the Commonwealth’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) goals, the Baker-Polito Administration has filed two bills this summer to diversify the state’s energy portfolio. In July, legislation was filed to facilitate the procurement of cost-effective,   …Continue Reading Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities

Earth Day: Celebrating LED Light Conversion Posted on Apr 22

Earth Day: Celebrating LED Light Conversion

Though we should all consider every day to be Earth Day, April 22 is set aside as a day to highlight environmental protection. This year, Governor Baker joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton at Lynn Heritage State Park to celebrate the initiation of Phase I of   …Continue Reading Earth Day: Celebrating LED Light Conversion