Our New Editorial on Energy

Dear editors – There is a great opportunity currently as efforts evolve to reduce our carbon emissions as a state, while lifting up low-income communities hammered by energy costs.  Our energy efficiency programs consistently rate as the nation’s best according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.  We…

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Oil heat furnace victory!!!

Thanks to everyone who has made calls or advocated for oil heating furnaces to be included in Massachusetts’ energy efficiency programs. Over 50 programs and shelters utilize inefficient oil heat, costing them thousands. Only just recently, rules changes allowed for oil heated furnaces to be replaced with efficient units. We…

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Testimony against rate hikes

To whom it may concern at DPU – I am writing in opposition to the new tiered rate system proposed by National Grid.  We have successfully built new small scale solar projects in Worcester, and also linked nonprofits with community solar projects that generate savings for low-income housing providers, allowing…

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Oil Heat Energy Efficiency Fund!

Was thrilled to hear that a measure establishing an Oil Heat Energy Efficiency Fund was reported to the Senate Ways and Means committee as we spent last few years advocating and educating around the costs to homeless providers of inefficient oil burning furnaces. Many thanks to Senator Jamie Eldridge for…

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