Energy Roundtables Report

Following the 2008 Winter Heating and Energy Roundtables, the AGO compiled and released a report to summarize the findings. The report highlights innovative and practical approaches and programs in place across the state to address the effects of high energy costs, and makes recommendations for improving the energy landscape in Massachusetts.

The report includes: various factors that contribute to the high cost of energy, noting in particular the current economic downturn and the challenges for residents, municipalities, and the business community; various public health and safety concerns associated with the increasing cost of home heating; dealing with the energy crisis from a business perspective, noting cost-cutting strategies for businesses; and energy saving and heating assistance resources.

Energy Resource Guide

In preparation for 2008 Winter Heating and Energy Roundtables, the AGO began collecting a listing of resources which are available to help Massachusetts residents find fuel assistance, weatherization information, and energy conservation tips.

This list, the "Energy Resource Guide," is updated regularly. Please check this website throughout the heating season to learn about additional resources. We invite you to share with us any resources which you think may be helpful to Massachusetts residents and businesses. For more information, or to provide a resource, please email

The Energy Resource Guide was last updated March 30, 2009.