A Look Inside the #1 State for Energy Efficiency By the Numbers

Massachusetts has been named the #1 State for Energy Efficiency three years running by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Environment Northeast explains how the state's energy efficiency program works and shows the benefits it produces.The Green Communities Act  requires the state’s electric and natural gas distribution … [Read more...]

Massachusetts and Microgrids: "Going Backwards Is Not an Option"

Ann Berwick makes clear that big change is afoot when asked about Massachusetts and microgrids.The chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities says that utilities better prepare as the new world of distributed energy emerges. Unless they find new ways to make money, “somebody is going to supplant them," she … [Read more...]

Money, Microgrids and More Green Tech Plans in Massachusetts

New opportunities appear on the horizon in Massachusetts for companies that offer microgrids, smart meters, energy storage, electric vehicles and other efficiency technologies.The opportunities are arising on three tracks, as the state looks to improve its grid.First, Governor Deval Patrick has okayed $40 million to make the grid more … [Read more...]