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Director’s Corner – "The End of (an) ARRA"

photo of Meg lusardi - Green Communities Division Director

DOER’s Green Communities Division recently closed the books on what will surely be remembered as one of the fastest-paced and most productive initiatives undertaken by the agency:  the successful investment of nearly $70 million in US Department of Energy (DOE) funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2008. This infusion of federal funding was particularly well-timed for Massachusetts, coming on the heels of Governor Deval Patrick’s signing of several landmark energy laws, including the Green Communities Act... Read full story >>


LBE - Free Efficient Lights for Public Agencies and Municipalities

LBE Update North Adams Lights

DOER's Leading by Example (LBE) Program and Green Communities Division, in partnership with Massachusetts electric utilities and Philips Lighting, were able to offer a year-end, no-cost high efficiency lighting program to over 100 public entities, resulting in significant reductions in energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Read full story >>

 Solarize Wrap-up and Next Round

Solarize Update - picture of house with solar panels

The 2012 Solarize Massachusetts program was a resounding success, responsible for the contracting of 803 new small-scale solar electricity systems in 17 communities across the state.
The group purchasing program, administered by DOER’S Green Communities Division and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), contracted for 5.1 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy capacity, enough to power the equivalent of 807 average Massachusetts homes. Read full story >>


Staff Profile – Kelly Brown

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Central Massachusetts Regional Coordinator Kelly Brown was already a soldier in the Patrick-Murray Administration’s clean energy revolution when she arrived at DOER in 2009, having cut her energy teeth on the vanguard of the state’s solar revolution as lead administrator of the Administration’s Commonwealth Solar rebate program. Read full story >>






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