June 2018

Senate passes ambitious renewable energy legislation

June 22, 2018

On Thursday, June 14th, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill- S.2545- in a decisive bi-partisan message to the House. The bill includes almost everything a renewable energy advocate could hope for. 

Supporting a Clean Energy Future

June 14, 2018

The Senate is voting today on important legislation for our renewable energy and climate future.  Please call your Senator today and ask them to support this bill and the following amendments. Here is a short summary of MassSolar’s recommendations.  

Lawmakers Call on DPU to Reject Harmful Cap on Solar Credits

June 13, 2018

A bipartisan coalition of Massachusetts House and Senate lawmakers formally raised concerns to the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) about the future of clean energy under the state’s new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.

Sixteen senators and 63 representatives delivered a letter to DPU Chair Angela O’Connor to show support for expanding access to solar energy across Massachusetts while raising concerns about a utility-backed proposal to cap the amount of credits that community solar customers receive on their bills.

DPU rules against smart meters in a win-win for Eversource

June 9, 2018

The DPU decided that Eversource isn't required to install smart meters because communities are increasingly going with Community Choice / Municipal Aggregation. Yes, you read that right. 

For those of you not following the success of the Community Choice Aggregation programs in Massachusetts, there are now over 100 communities that have implemented a Community Choice program. Boston has voted to approve a Community Choice program, but has not yet brought their program online.