Studies and Research


MassCEC, in partnership with U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has completed three years of marine wildlife surveys to guide and expedite the federal permitting process for offshore wind development, and to support the deployment of offshore wind in Massachusetts in an... read more.

Each year, MassCEC commissions an independent industry report that gives us the chance to examine the strides the clean energy sector has made over the past 12 months, and measures how investments in clean energy economic development are paying off for the Commonwealth.
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The 2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report – an annual accounting of the sector’s activity – shows the clean energy sector continues to report sustained growth, expanding to more than 105,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016. The industry contributes $11.8 billion to Massachusetts’ Gross... read more.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) launched the Energy Storage Initiative in 2015, which includes a... read more.

In 2013, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, launched Community Energy Strategies, an initiative aimed at partnering with local officials and community volunteers,  to identify and develop strategies for implementing the mix of clean energy... read more.

MassCEC is proud to release the first Massachusetts Water Technology Industry Roadmap, outlining the state of the industry for the first time, taking measure of its size and offering an outlook for... read more.

As cities and states seek to improve the resilience, reliability, and efficiency of the electric grid in the face of increasingly severe storms and other emerging threats, microgrids offer policy makers, elected leaders and the communities they serve an additional tool with which to... read more.

For the third straight year, the Massachusetts clean energy economy is growing. 

The 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report shows clean energy jobs grew by 11.8% from 2012... read more.

The 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report follows our 2011 groundbreaking study to gauge the size and growth of clean energy sector employment and businesses. 

The survey shows that there are now 71,... read more.

The 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report offers several significant findings related to the growing importance of this sector to the Commonwealth’s overall economy. First, the more than 64,000 clean energy... read more.