April 2018

Joint statement highlights poor policy and precedent in recent Eversource rate case

April 9, 2018

Today, Acadia Center, Health Care Without Harm, MASSPIRG, Vote Solar, and 53 other organizations released a joint statement pointing to serious concerns over decisions by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in Eversource’s recent electricity rate case. These decisions are inconsistent with the consumer-friendly clean energy future that Massachusetts is striving for.

MA Senate votes to change renewable energy property tax exemption

April 4, 2018

Instead of passing a bill to raise net metering caps, the Massachusetts Senate voted last week to advance legislation that would alter the long-standing property tax exemption for renewable energy projects. The bill (S.B. 2364) was passed out of the Senate Committee on Rules on March 26th and voted on by the Senate on the same day.  Should this  bill become law, it will: 

Massachusetts is the best state for landfill solar projects

April 2, 2018

A recent study notes that Massachusetts is home to 38% of all the solar landfill projects in the country.  The Commonwealth's approximately 100 solar landfill projects generate about 18% of all the solar energy produced on landfills in the US.  An Energy News Network article discusses why Massachusetts is the best state for landfill solar projects: