Everyone Can Take Climate Action

No matter where you live, how you get around, where you work, or your budget, we can all help protect our communities, save energy, and save money.

In Massachusetts, we are experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. If we work together, we can do something about it. Massachusetts has a climate action plan with ways for every person, business, city, and town to make a difference.

No matter where you live, how you get around, your job, your family, or your budget, we can all help protect our communities, save energy,
and save money.

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In Your Home

The typical household in Massachusetts spends about $1,900 annually on energy bills. Almost half of those bills are due to heating and cooling. Keeping your home comfortable year-round doesn’t have to be harmful to the environment or your wallet. See how you can take action below. 

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Get a Home Energy Assessment

Get started with a no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment to uncover savings opportunities and access rebates and incentives. During the assessment, your Energy Specialist will identify opportunities to save energy and recommend energy-efficiency solutions for your whole home.

Some of the incentives and rebates you may qualify for include:

  •  75% to 100% off approved insulation improvements.  
  • No-cost targeted air sealing.  
  • Rebates up to $25,000 on qualifying energy-efficient equipment.   
  • 0% interest financing through the Mass Save® HEAT Loan Program for eligible upgrades up to $50,000. 

Sign up for a No-Cost Energy Assessment Today: Customers of Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid & Unitil | ENE customers | NextZero Customers

Federal tax credits for home improvement upgrades may be available to you. Learn More →

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Weatherize Your Home

Once you complete a no-cost Home Energy Assessment, it’s time to start making home upgrades that reduce energy usage and save you money.

Weatherization is one of the simplest—and most affordable—ways to reduce your energy bill and keep your home comfortable year-round. Sealing air leaks and adding insulation to your home ensures there are as few gaps as possible for heat to escape in the winter or enter in the summer. 

Learn How Weatherization Reduces Your Energy Bills

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Install an Air-Source Heat Pump

Air-Source Heat Pumps can be a flexible, cost-effective, and energy-efficient option for both heating and cooling your home. Learn how to save money and energy year-round while improving home comfort and indoor air quality.

Learn About Air-Source Heat Pumps

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Install a Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat Pump Water Heaters are three times more efficient than conventional hot water systems and can lower operating costs by up to 50%. They also lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to heating water with oil, propane, natural gas, or electric resistance.

Learn About Heat Pump Water Heaters

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Get Help with Energy Bills

Need help reducing your energy bills? The Sponsors of Mass Save offer deeply discounted energy efficiency services to income-eligible households across Massachusetts and interest-free financing opportunities for homeowners and landlords. Homeowners and renters may also be eligible for financial assistance on their winter heating bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Learn more and find out if you qualify:

  Income Based Offers | Income Eligible Offers | Mass Save HEAT Loan | Renter Opportunities
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Flooding and Stormwater Management

Climate change can increase the frequency and intensity of tidal and storm-related flooding. Access tools, templates, and other resources in the link below and learn how you can take action.

MVP Program Transferable Tools | Access Homeowner Stormwater Resources | Access Homeowner Flooding Resources | Learn about Flood Insurance | StormSmart Properties

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On the Go

How we get from point A to point B plays a big role in carbon emissions. Whether it be your commute to school, work, or to see friends and family, the Commonwealth is investing in transportation options that help reduce the carbon emissions associated with travel.

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Electric Vehicles

If you are considering buying a new car, electric vehicles (EV) are a great way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and reduce the cost of owning a vehicle. The Commonwealth is making it easier to own an EV by adding thousands of public charging stations around the state. Incentives and financing options may be available to assist you in purchasing an electric vehicle and installing an EV charger at home.

Find EV Incentives | Learn about electric vehicles

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Public Transportation

The MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities offer a range of services to help riders travel locally and regionally. Fixed route services (like the bus and subway) have a reliable regular schedule you can count on and offer discounted fares for seniors and people with disabilities.  

Learn about public transportation options near you

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Bikes, E-Bikes and E-scooters

Reducing our use of gas-powered vehicles is a key step in tackling climate change. Bikes, E-bikes, and E-scooters produce zero emissions and are much less expensive than cars.

Learn about e-bike benefits | Learn about Boston’s bike share program

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From the Sun

There are many ways to harness the power of clean energy to generate electricity and reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills.

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Residential Solar

If your home has available roof or ground space that gets good sun exposure, you can transform your home into a powerhouse of clean energy, slashing or eliminating your electricity bills and reducing your carbon footprint. 

Learn about residential solar

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Community Solar

If you don’t own a home or don’t have the space for solar panels, subscribing to a local community solar farm is a great way to enjoy clean energy benefits without the upfront costs, lowering your electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Learn about Community Solar

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In Your Yard

Whether you have acreage of forest or just a sidewalk strip, you can put your outdoor space to work to remove carbon emissions.

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Plant & Maintain Trees

One simple and affordable option is maintaining existing trees and planting new ones. Trees help remove carbon emissions from the air, help cool communities from rising temperatures, and store water to reduce inland flooding.

There are several programs dedicated to helping you steward your forests (big or small).

See if you qualify for free trees | Learn more about managing your forested land

Key Regional Impacts of Climate Change

In Massachusetts, we are experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. From reductions in food security and safety to extreme storms and power outages—few areas of our lives are untouched by climate change. 

Map: Selected Unique Impacts of Concern by Region
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The Commonwealth Has a Plan, and You Can Help

Climate change is affecting every part of our state, from the environment, to our communities, to our own homes and health. But we aren’t just accepting these changes; we have an ambitious climate action plan to tackle the effects of climate change and protect our way of life.

The Commonwealth has developed the Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) for 2025 and 2030,the CECP for 2050 to reduce our use of fossil fuels for heating our homes, powering our vehicles, and running our electric grid by 2050, and the ResilientMass Plan for hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation. As we work towards a healthier, cleaner, and more equitable Massachusetts, it's important to remember that everyone, including you, plays a crucial role.

Together, our actions over the next ten years can create an affordable and strategic shift for all residents.

Learn about Massachusetts's clean energy and climate goals

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Resilience

Preparing for climate change won’t happen overnight—and while we’re committed to achieving our goals in the future, in the present many of us in Massachusetts are struggling with the impact climate change has on our homes, health, and livelihood. Increasing your climate resilience can help mitigate the impacts in the immediate future.  

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Community-Based Initiatives: 

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP) works with communities across the state to identify climate hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop and implement action plans to improve resilience to climate change.

 Learn about Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness

MVP 2.0 is a grant for municipalities to revisit their climate resilience priorities with a focus on equity and translate those priorities into action.

Learn about MVP 2.0

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State-Based Initiatives: 

ResilientMass is the Commonwealth’s initiative for building statewide climate change resiliency by providing funding, localized climate change science and data, and decision support tools for the Commonwealth.

Learn about ResilientMass | Learn about ResilientCoasts 

Contact   for Everyone Can Take Climate Action

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MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

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