New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

April 13, 2017

New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

AG Healey Urges DPU to Deny Eversource’s Proposed $300 Million Rate Increase

March 25, 2017

Company’s Proposal Seeks First-Year Rate Hike for NStar Electric Customers of More Than $60 Million and Western Massachusetts Electric Company Customers of More Than $36 Million

BOSTON – Advocating on behalf of the 1.4 million Eversource customers, Attorney General Maura Healey in testimony Thursday night urged the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to reject the utility company’s request to increase its customers’ electric rates by more tha

AG Healey to Challenge $96 Million Rate Increase Request from Eversource

March 21, 2017

Rate Hikes Proposed for NSTAR Electric ($60 million) and the Western Massachusetts Electric Company ($36 million); Includes Shareholder Profits of 10.5 percent

BOSTON – Vowing to fight against unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced her opposition to Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million.

Women expanding horizons with solar in Lebanon

March 8, 2017

Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will provide regular and reliable power — and improve women’s lives.

100% renewable energy bill filed in Massachusetts

January 29, 2017

Press release from Environment Massahusetts:

State Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington), State Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), and State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) filed a bill today that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind.

Indiana introduces legislation that could kill solar

January 29, 2017
Indiana legislators have introduced a bill that many fear could kill the state’s solar industry by ending net metering and also essentially preventing people from using the energy from their own solar panels.

US DOE Solar in Your Community Challenge

November 24, 2016

The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge is a prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access to all Americans, especially underserved segments such as low- and moderate-income (LMI) households state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.

DOER Proposed Solar Incentives

October 25, 2016

MassSolar presented an overview of the DOER's proposed next generation solar incentives at the Boston Area Solar Energy Association on October 13th. 

The intent of the presentation was to provide enough background information on the proposal to allow for solar advocates to make comments to the DOER. 

Newton to Announce Groundbreaking Program to Provide Solar Credits to Low-Income Households

October 19, 2016

Mayor Setti Warren, along with representatives from Eversource, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), and Newton’s Director of Sustainability Andrew Savitz, will announce the Newton Community Share Solar Initiative (CoSSi) at City Hall on October 19th

 This unique program will provide economic benefits to over one thousand low- income Newton households by sharing solar credits from the City’s solar development projects. It will also reduce the City’s carbon footprint, increasing the amount of clean, renewable energy in the community.

MassDEP seeks input on how to tackle climate change

September 29, 2016

As you may know, Massachuetts is required by law to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  That's because of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), a law passed by the legislature in 2008.  The GWSA requires, among other things, that Massachusetts reduce GHG emissions from all sectors of the economy 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.


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