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Massachusetts’ New Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan

On January 31, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved a revised and reinvigorated Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan for the Commonwealth. The dense, almost 400-page order allocates nearly $4 billion in efficiency and demand reduction resources and paves the road for numerous programs set to run from 2022 through the end of 2024.

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Delay of MOPR Elimination Increasing Energy Costs

Recent Energy Markets Vote Continues to Make Energy Users Pay Twice for Renewables   As in many states across the country, the clock is ticking on making the Commonwealth’s electric grid cleaner. Passed last year, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy requires that Massachusetts cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030 […]

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Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

Several cities and nonprofit organizations have approached procurement in recent years is by participating in Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (Virtual PPAs or VPPAs) as a cost-effective way to meet carbon emission reduction goals.

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Community Choice Aggregation: A Solution to Greening Your Energy Supply and Saving Money?

What You Should Know Before Joining Across the country Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), which allows cities and towns to buy electricity on behalf of residents and businesses, is being utilized as a key tool to help consumers address climate change by allowing communities to serve as an energy buyer for their constituents with the goal […]

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PowerOptions Comments to DPU on Utilities Phase II EV Program Filings

PowerOptions recognizes our Members’ need for an incentive program that provides essential financial support to help defray the upfront and ongoing costs associated with EV charging equipment and infrastructure. Transportation electrification is a critical part of the Commonwealth’s decarbonization agenda to achieve 45% emissions reduction in the transportation sector by deploying 750,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2030. Many of our Members have started their […]

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Just The Road Ahead in Rhode Island

The Act on Climate, which was signed into law by Governor McKee in April 2021, has been hailed as the most influential environmental law ever passed in the Ocean State. It is one of several bills that became law this year that will create new opportunities for nonprofits, municipalities, and other organizations to bring more clean energy and energy efficiency into their sustainability […]

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New Massachusetts Climate Law Brings Opportunities and Incentives

Groundbreaking climate legislation has taken hold in New England. In the first half of the year, the Governors of Massachusetts and Rhode Island signed bills that will move the two states towards net-zero emissions. The new laws, “An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy” in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island’s “The Act on […]

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PowerOptions Adds Laura Bartsch to Board

Expands Expertise with Nonprofit Sales and Marketing Leader in Advanced Energy PowerOptions is pleased to announce the election of Laura Bartsch to its Board of Directors. “I am delighted to welcome Laura Bartsch to the PowerOptions Board as we develop a wider range of offerings to meet our members’ increasing expectations and energy needs,” said […]

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Solect Energy and PowerOptions Awarded Partnership of the Year by NECEC

Solect Energy and PowerOptions Awarded Partnership of the Year by NECEC

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