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Boston Takes Top Spot Again in City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Boston again took top place in the city energy efficiency scorecard, released last week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The capital of Massachusetts not only has its own energy efficiency initiatives, but also benefits from being part of a state that has been number one for four years running in a similar state … [Read more...]

Boston Wants to Build Microgrids. But What about Utility Franchise Rights?

Contrary to popular thinking,  utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts. That's the word  from a legal analysis released this week by Harvard Law School  at the request of the City of Boston. The city, which  wants to see more microgrids within its borders, asked Harvard’s Emmett Environmental Law & … [Read more...]

Best Places to Find Energy Efficiency Work: A Closer Look at the ACEEE City Scorecard

Boston ranked first for energy efficiency in the recent city scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. But when it comes to city projects, is Boston the best place for energy efficiency companies to find work or sell products? Perhaps not. ACEEE looked at a range of factors in evaluating, for the first time, how well the … [Read more...]