100% Renewable

New report highlights clean energy programs across Massachusetts

Massachusetts cities and towns are taking action to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.

On Aug. 10, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a report, “Renewable Communities 2022,” which includes nine case studies of Massachusetts communities that are leading the way on clean energy. Since 2016, more than 60 municipal and regional programs have been featured in the yearly report, including actions promoting renewable electricity, energy storage, energy efficiency, clean heating and clean transportation.

The report comes as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker considers a climate bill, which would, among other things, ensure that 100% of the cars sold in Massachusetts are electric vehicles by 2035 and allow up to 10 cities and towns to adopt local policies requiring new buildings to use fossil-fuel-free heating and appliances.

“The communities featured in this report are leading the way on clean energy,” said Ben Hellerstein, state director of Environment Massachusetts. “With support from state officials, Massachusetts’ cities and towns can go even further.”

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