Massachusetts Ranks on Top among States Adopting Renewable Energy

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Massachusetts has been named the most energy-efficient state in the country for the 9th year in a row, according to a recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Due to its laser focus on energy-efficient programs and policies, especially the programs offered by the state utilities, the state continues to rank high for its progress in the clean energy development.

Mass Gov's proposed solar legislation has pluses and minuses

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While Massachusetts boasts one of the strongest solar industries in the country – thanks in large part to good state policies – looming net metering caps could kill rooftop solar in the state if they’re not raised.

Legislators and Gov. Charlie Baker understand that all too well. The senate passed legislation in July to raise net metering caps. And the governor filed a bill to do the same last week. While solar advocates applaud the efforts, they also criticize the governor’s proposal as short sighted.