Government and Non-Profit

The switch starts here. Switch it up to clean energy and save money for your community.

State energy officials are available and willing to provide guidance and support to communities looking to incorporate renewables into their energy portfolio. There are plenty of options to choose from – including wind energy, hydropower and solar electricity – and the information below will help you get started. The links below provide information on energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation options available to communities in Massachusetts, from MassCEC and beyond. 

The state Department of Energy Resources (DOER)'s Green Communities Division and federal Department of Energy offer many programs for communities that are looking to incorporate renewable and efficient energy into their energy portfolios.

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Clean Cities Coalition and Alternative Transportation

The Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition is part of a larger initative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The purpose is to reduce petroleum consumption by vehicles in the Commonwealth and to make necessary changes to infrastructure so Alternative-Fueled Vehicles can become a viable transporation option.

Green Communities

Communities that meet the five criteria designated by DOER are eligible to be named Green Communities, which in turn, qualifies them for grants to help fund local renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects. Looking for more information on how to apply? Find your regional coordinator.

Leading by Example

Leading By Example works with the Massachusetts state government to set targets for facilities in regards to greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy.

Department of Energy

The federal Department of Energy offers a host of programs for communities looking to use energy more efficiently or add clean technologies to their energy portfolio.

Mass Save

Mass Save offers a one-stop energy efficiency resource for home owners, landlords and renters across Massachusetts who want to reduce their energy use and utility bills. Get expert guidance and financial incentives.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Find in formation specific to Massachusetts or other states.