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

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

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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Carbon Tax Decision in Massachusetts is Underway

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

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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National Grid Zeros in on Aggressive Energy Efficiency Targets

The kilowatt you never use: How National Grid plans to save customers $3.6B through efficiency Utility Dive, August 31, 2016 According to ACEEE, Massachusetts’ approach to efficiency “has resulted in one of the most ambitious fully-funded state savings targets, incremental electric savings targets ramping up from 2.5% to 2.6% from 2013-2015.” And the state gives

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Massachusetts City Saves Millions with Efficiency Programs

Energy efficiency brings Lowell $4.7M in savings Lowell Sun, July 19, 2016 The city has saved about $4.7 million on energy costs since starting an efficiency and solar-energy program in 2010, according to a new report. Over a 20-year period, the city expects to save more than $40 million through measures like more efficient lighting,

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MA Energy Policies on the Move

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits The State House in Boston has been working through numerous energy proposals this spring and summer, and the impacts will soon be felt across Massachusetts. Last month the House of Representatives passed a bill that called for the procurement of 1,200 MW of offshore wind and 1,200 MW of Canadian

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Stop and Shop to Become a Green Energy Grocer

Stop & Shop using inedibles to generate DC power Supermarket News, April 19, 2016. Image credit: dawnfu Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. said it is converting inedible food into energy to help power its distribution center in Freetown, Mass., at a new green energy facility. The company said the 12,000-square-foot facility, which opened on April 15 is

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Massachusetts Gets Top ACEEE Nod for Energy Efficiency

Amber Plante for Zondits, October 28, 2015. Image credit: vickie4kelley Massachusetts has edged out California (#2) and Vermont (#3) to rank for the fifth straight year as the most energy-efficient state, according to the ninth annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard. Massachusetts owes its 2015 success to its support of the Green