Emerging Initiatives

The clean energy sector in Massachusetts is constantly evolving. Below is a selection of emerging industries that MassCEC is working within.
MassCEC accelerates the most impactful, resilient and cost-effective electrification technologies and approaches to decarbonizing the building sector through the Building Eletrification Transformation Accelerator (BETA) Program, comprised of the following: 

MassCEC’s Offshore Wind strategy centers on accelerating the responsible development of offshore wind projects and increasing the role of Massachusetts companies, institutions, and workers in the offshore wind industry.  Toward this goal, MassCEC is leading an array of initiatives and technical... read more.

MassCEC’s Role in Clean Transportation

MassCEC has awarded over $6.9 million to clean transportation projects through a targeted bundle of programs. With this funding, our aim is to animate new markets, accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies, and cultivate the cleantech... read more.

Energy storage encompasses technologies that store electrical energy or thermal energy and produce electricity or heating/cooling respectively whenever needed. Energy storage offers reliability, flexibility and efficiency of usage, making it easier to include clean energy sources in the... read more.

Existing and emerging threats to public safety including severe weather, and related climate change impacts, cyber and terror attacks have increased decision maker awareness of the need to support energy resilience policies, programs, and technologies at the state and local levels.

At the... read more.

Water and energy work together in almost every form of energy production to provide our cities and towns with the resources we need. Energy generation is one of the largest consumers of water. The water-energy nexus is the relationship between how much water is used to generate and transmit... read more.

The electric grid and related utility business models are undergoing dramatic transformation and facing new challenges and market pressures:  severe weather events have increased the number and duration of outages; the energy needs of a digital economy require higher reliability and power... read more.

Medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) fleets produce more than a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions from on-road vehicles, with a majority (71%) powered by diesel, making fleet electrification an essential step in reaching Massachusetts’ climate, transportation, and equity goals. Electric vehicles also... read more.