ACTION ALERT: Tell the Baker Administration you support solar!

June 16, 2015

Despite overwhelming support for immediate action on the net metering caps, the legislature has yet to act and the Governor isn't on our side. We need to change this.

Vote Solar has written a petition to the Governor to tell him not to let the sun set on Massachusetts solar. We want to deliver this petition, by the thousands, to the State House in early or mid July. We need your help.

Overwhelming support for raising net metering caps at June 2nd hearing

June 9, 2015

On June 2nd, stakeholders, legislators, and community members came before the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee to express their concerns over the future solar in light of net metering caps. There was overwhelming support among those who spoke, to raise or abolish the cap in order to allow solar projects to continue to be developed in all regions around the state.

Solar Is Working on the Mass Pike

June 5, 2015

If your daily commute includes quality time on the Mass Pike, chances are you’ve noticed a sprinkling of solar panels popping up in rows along stretches of the highway, especially here in Framingham.

While the Legislature continues to debate the future of “net metering” — which puts a cap on commercial solar power production in the state — the state Department of Transportation is pushing forward with its solar project to generate green energy and savings for the department.

Utility Scale Energy Storage growing rapidly

May 31, 2015
GTM Research report says that the United States will deploy 220 MW of new energy storage capacity, with 89 percent of the additions coming in front of the meter and 11 percent behind the meter in 2015.

MassCEC solar requests for information and proposals

May 29, 2015

This week, MassCEC issued a Request for Information and two Requests for Proposals.  Details and more information below.

$500 billion and $5 trillion in fossil fuel subsidies

May 28, 2015

The International Monetary Fund has found that fossil fuels receive $500 billion a year in direct subsidies and $5 trillion a year in indirect subsidies a year. 

ACTION ALERT: Keep solar working for Massachusetts!

May 27, 2015

We need your help to keep solar working for Massachusetts!  Join our June 2nd Thunderclap. Click here to sign up or read below for more information.

Solar Power and Net Metering: Good for Ratepayers

May 21, 2015

Solar power is creating jobs, diversifying New England’s energy mix, cleaning our air and helping the region fight climate change. Yet many questions have been raised regarding the impact of solar on the electric grid and its fairness to non-solar utility customers and to all ratepayers. We should have a nuanced conversation about equity when discussing any source of energy, but at the end of the day, are solar and net metering—the way we buy and sell distributed energy in almost all of the United States—good for ratepayers?


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