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.
Current efforts, case studies, successful projects for siting clean energy projects on landfills, water utilities and contaminated land.
A partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the public water and wastewater sector on clean energy projects has created a number of highly successful clean energy projects. This is helping the water sector transform itself to act as a clean energy resource to their communities while meeting its fundamental mission to provide safe, clean water.
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.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Partnership Project Recognized as a Harvard Ash Center 2015 'Innovation in Government' Finalist
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, has recognized the "Massachusetts Clean Energy Partnership for Wastewater and Drinking Water Facilities" project as one of five finalists in this year's Innovations in American Government Awards competition.
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
- Organics to Energy - Clean Energy Results file size 11MB
- Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities file size 12MB
- Facilitating the Development of Clean Energy on Contaminated Land in Massachusetts file size 11MB
- MassDEP Greener Cleanup Guidance file size 1MB
- Promoting Renewable Energy Development on Closed MA Landfills file size 13MB