MassCEC’s Role in Clean Transportation
For Massachusetts residents, our Solarize Mass Plus program offers an opportunity for communities to receive funding for programming that promotes the adoption of solar PV and additional clean technologies such as EVs. As part of Solarize Mass Plus, MassCEC has partnered with Green Energy Consumers Alliance to support Drive Green, an educational resource and online platform listing dozens of collaborating Massachusetts dealerships who provide reduced pricing offers on a variety of electric vehicle and hybrid makes and models.
On the commercial side, MassCEC has awarded over $4.2 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 workforce.
Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) Program
Transportation is a focus area for Massachusetts’ climate goals. In 2016, transportation contributed 43% of greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth. As this sector is entering a stage of major innovation and technology transformation, Massachusetts can encourage the most efficient, clean, and equitable paths forward. MassCEC's Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program seeks applications that catalyze adoption of clean transportation solutions via business and project finance models, user engagement, technology, or other innovative approaches. ACTNow has $1.4M available for 10-15 awards.