Leading by Example (LBE)

LBE works collaboratively with state agencies and public colleges and universities to advance clean energy and sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impacts of state government operations.

LBE serves as a trusted resource and helps transform policy into action through strategic partnerships, technical assistance, grant funding, and nation-leading best practices. By demonstrating leadership within state government, LBE strives to empower residents and businesses to take action to collectively address the energy and environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth.

Baker-Polito and UMA Celebrate Clean Energy Projects

April 27, 2022

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Governor Charlie Baker, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Patrick Woodcock joined with University of Massachusetts (UMass) President Marty Meehan and UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy for a ribbon cutting at a recently completed solar canopy and battery storage system, as well as to highlight clean energy projects at the campus. To support the project, the 4-megawatt solar canopy and battery storage system was awarded a $1.1 million grant from DOER through its Leading by Example Program. This project follows an additional $1.1 million grant previously awarded to UMass Amherst through MassCEC’s Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) for the installation of a 1-megawatt lithium ion battery storage unit, which supports the campus to effectively use the renewable energy generated on campus while also providing resiliency and peak demand management.

Read the full press release here.

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Main Office
100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114

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Main Number (617) 626-7300

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LBE works collaboratively with state agencies, authorities, and public institutions of higher education to advance clean energy and sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impacts of state government operations.

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Joins UMass Amherst to Celebrate Clean Energy Projects 

4/27/2022 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Image credits:  UMass Amherst Solar Canopy
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