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Codes & Standards, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

MA Residents: Advocate for Net Zero Stretch Codes Now!

4 Feb , 2021  

Built Environment Plus, 2/4/21. We are calling on the Massachusetts building community to advocate for a Net Zero Stretch Code within the Climate Roadmap Bill now in the Legislature.  We need you to call your Senator and Representatives where you live and work, and tell them that based on your building industry expertise that you support […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy, Uncategorized

Smith College Dedicates School Year to Climate Change

21 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally written by Taylor Patterson on Nov. 1, 2019. Smith College has dedicated the 2019–2020 school year to bringing awareness, understanding, and action to the global climate crisis through its Year on Climate Change. Smith, a women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, has established a “Study Group on Climate Change” in […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Renewables, Uncategorized

Solar Mandate for New Commercial Buildings in Watertown, MA

13 Dec , 2018  

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, December 13, 2018 The City of Watertown, Massachusetts, has become the first municipality in New England to mandate that all commercial new construction buildings be designed with solar PV. The decision was made by unanimous approval from the town council. The ordinance will also affect retrofits of buildings […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Massachusetts Earns Top Marks in Energy Efficiency from ACEEE

11 Oct , 2018  

ACEEE Ranks Massachusetts Top State for Energy Efficiency Written by Alyssa Danigelis, energymanagertoday.com, October 8, 2018 (Image: The 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard results. Credit: ACEEE) For the eighth year in a row, Massachusetts ranked number one in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s state scorecard for energy efficiency. The 12th annual 2018 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Massachusetts Will See New Offshore Wind in 2021

1 Jun , 2018  

Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 1, 2018 Last Wednesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that Vineyard Wind, a collaboration between Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, has won a contract from the state to build 800 MW of offshore wind south of Martha’s Vineyard. The plant will begin construction in 2019 and will be operating […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Massachusetts Legislation May Require Home Energy Scores

5 Apr , 2018  

Could your home make the grade? Governor seeks to mandate energy-efficiency scores Written by Jon Chesto, bostonglobe.com, April 3, 2018 Homeowners could soon have a new reason to button their homes up tight: a bad grade on an energy-efficiency report card. Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday filed legislation to require a home energy rating to […]

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Law & Policy, Regulatory Affairs

Massachusetts Attorney General Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection

15 Mar , 2018  

AG Healey Calls for State Plan on Electric Vehicles and New Clean Energy Goals Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection on Use of $75 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, February 15, 2018 BOSTON — Today, Attorney General Maura Healey called for a comprehensive statewide plan for electric vehicles and new, ambitious goals […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Massachusetts and Boston Take Top Spots in 2017 ACEEE State and City Scorecards

29 Sep , 2017  

M&V Data 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits It’s a tie no more, as Massachusetts has edged California to claim the sole number-one position atop the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The council determines the rankings by evaluating states’ energy efficiency programs, policies, and practices across six categories. As an ongoing effort, […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Carbon Tax Decision in Massachusetts is Underway

20 Jun , 2017  

David Harary, ERS, for Zondits As the clean energy revolution continues, state and local governments are busy leading the fight against climate change. The number one policy initiative advocated by environmentalists and economists alike is to put a price on carbon. In economic terms, achieving total market efficiency means we should account for the negative […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

What’s the Real Outlook for Solar PV in Massachusetts?

5 Oct , 2016  

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Solar photovoltaic (PV) power is understandably a hot topic in Massachusetts. This kind of energy has a favorable market outlook, along with other renewable sources and efficiency measures, as cities look toward smarter and cleaner power and in many cases compliance with optimistic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards such […]

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