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October 22, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the signing of a lease agreement with Vineyard Wind to utilize the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment location for its offshore wind project located 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard Wind was... READ MORE
September 17, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $402,000 in grants to four municipalities and technology providers to support innovative technical advancements for publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants in Amherst, Fairhaven, Pittsfield, and Westfield. The funding, awarded through the... READ MORE
August 01, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $480,000 in funding to three Massachusetts high schools for hands-on learning and academic training programs that prepare students to pursue clean energy and STEM higher education majors and careers. The grants, totaling $160,000 each, were awarded by... READ MORE
July 30, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the selection of the City of Lowell to participate in the 2018 Solarize Mass Plus program to promote the adoption of solar technology and air source heat pumps among residents. A partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the... READ MORE
July 19, 2018
At a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Baker-Polito Administration today celebrated the completion of six solar photovoltaic systems on newly constructed homes for low-income residents by Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod. The project was funded by a $250,000 grant awarded to Cape Light Compact, which... READ MORE
May 16, 2018
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was today honored by the Clean Energy State Alliance (CESA) for its leadership on energy storage as the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program received the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) award. The award – one of only six nationwide... READ MORE
April 26, 2018
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center today released a report on the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry, finding that the deployment of 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years - defined as one person... READ MORE
April 13, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $455,000 to seven early-stage researchers and companies developing innovative clean energy and water technologies across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from The Massachusetts Clean... READ MORE
March 23, 2018
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $450,000 in funding for the 2018 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program, which provides rebates to homeowners who replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove... READ MORE
March 02, 2018
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced $200,000 in investments for four early-stage clean energy companies in Cambridge and Somerville as part of AccelerateMass, a program designed to provide funding to Massachusetts-based startup companies that recently graduated from... READ MORE
February 21, 2018
BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), today announced $1,050,000 in grants to support feasibility assessments for 14 microgrid development... READ MORE
December 20, 2017
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced the state’s clean energy sector grew by 4 percent between 2016 and 2017, employing a total of 109,226 clean energy workers. The figures, released as part of MassCEC’s 2017... READ MORE
December 07, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth,... READ MORE
November 15, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the selection of seven communities to participate in the first round of the HeatSmart Mass initiative, a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and... READ MORE
November 01, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $3.7 million in grant funding to Action for Boston Community Development and Energy Futures Group to increase the adoption of cost-saving clean energy technologies by Massachusetts low-income residents. Under the Affordable Clean Residential Energy... READ MORE
October 24, 2017
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today released a report that aims to guide industry investment on potential locations for offshore wind manufacturing and provides a detailed assessment of 18 Massachusetts waterfront sites. MassCEC also published a supply chain directory of 320... READ MORE
September 14, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $1.3 million in grant funding for clean transportation upgrades to 52 vehicles that serve five state agency fleets. The awards will fund fuel-efficient technology upgrades at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts... READ MORE
August 23, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $455,000 to seven early-stage researchers and companies developing innovative clean energy and water technologies across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program, will support... READ MORE
June 22, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $960,000 in grants for hands-on learning and academic training programs for six Massachusetts high schools in an effort to prepare students to pursue clean energy and STEM higher education majors and careers.  The grants, awarded by the Massachusetts... READ MORE
April 19, 2017
Today, as part of the Commonwealth’s Earth Week celebrations, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced the selection of five communities and three nonprofit organizations to participate in a pair of solar energy programs developed and... READ MORE
April 18, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $455,000 in funding to seven early-stage researchers and companies developing innovative clean energy and water technologies across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program, will... READ MORE
March 27, 2017
WORCESTER – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $450,000 in funding for the 2017 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program, which provides rebates to homeowners who replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove models... READ MORE
February 08, 2017
The Baker Polito Administration today announced $942,100 in funding to support early-stage clean energy, water technology and energy storage innovations in seven communities across the Commonwealth. The funding, awarded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) ... READ MORE
January 27, 2017
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced $200,000 in grants for four early-stage clean energy companies as part of AccelerateMass, a program designed to provide funding to Massachusetts-based startup companies that recently graduated from business accelerator programs that... READ MORE
December 15, 2016
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced that the Commonwealth added 6,317 clean energy jobs and has surpassed 100,000 clean energy jobs statewide for the first time, currently 105,212. The figures, released as part of MassCEC’s... READ MORE

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