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Progress Toward Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Goals

Massachusetts clean energy agenda has resulted in significant emissions reductions, growth of the clean energy sector, greater energy independence and mitigation of fossil-fuel price increases and volatility. Our comprehensive suite of clean energy policies, including our participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), nation-leading energy efficiency programs, aggressive renewable energy policies and innovative electric vehicle initiatives are driving down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while spurring economic development.

Successes & Studies

Current efforts, case studies, successful projects for siting clean energy projects on landfills, water utilities and contaminated land. 

Massachusetts Energy Dashboard

Massachusetts is at the end of the energy pipeline and imports all of its fossil fuel-based energy sources. Since 2008, the Commonwealth has emerged as a clean energy leader, implementing a series of laws that are transforming how businesses, homes, and markets use and consider energy. Energy efficiency is our first fuel, solar capacity is booming, 50 percent of residents now live in designated Green Communities and clean energy jobs are growing by double digits.

Regulations: Building Capacity for Managing Organics pdf format of Building Capacity for Managing Organic Materials
doc format of                             Building Capacity for Managing Organic Materials

Includes amendments to 310 CMR 16.00: Site Assignment Regulations;  310 CMR 19.000: Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations; and 314 CMR 12.00: Operation, Maintenance & Pretreatment Standards (Wastewater).

MassDEP Clean Energy Results Program Efforts

Presentations at the 30th Annual International Conference on Assessment, Remediation, Regulation and the Energy Environmental Interface, UMass Amherst October 20-23, 2014