Massachusetts files for immediate adoption of California Clean Trucks regulation

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On 30 December 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced that emergency regulations were filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office for the immediate adoption California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation ( earlier post ), which requires an increasing percentage of ZEV truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035, accelerating the market for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.

Siemens’ Russelectric adds EV charging to Massachusetts renewable microgrid

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Russelectric, a manufacturer of distributed energy and microgrid control systems for mission-critical commercial facilities that was acquired by Siemens in 2018, has added electrical vehicle charging capabilities at its Hingham, Massachusetts, facility.

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We Like the Massachusetts Climate Bill. The Governor Must Sign It.

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On Thursday, the Massachusetts House and Senate both passed a major new climate bill, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind. Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Electric vehicles/Transportation Electricity and the grid Energy efficiency Home heating Climate change

Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

An open letter to the Massachusetts Clean Heat Commission

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Energy policy & advocacy MassachusettsAs the Boston Globe recently reported, the Baker administration has appointed a “Clean Heat Commission” (CHC) charged with making recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the building sector.

Buildings in the Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Plan

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This blog covers strategies outlined in Massachusetts’ final Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the buildings sector. million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents to Massachusetts’ emissions in 1990, or about 15% of total GHG emissions.

The Electric Sector in the Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Plan

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This blog covers strategies outlined in Massachusetts’ final Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the electric power sector. Renewable energy Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Electricity and the grid Green municipal aggregation

Final Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Plan is Out. Now What?

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On June 30, 2022, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) released the final draft of the Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) for 2025 and 2030. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts

Green Power at Lower Cost: Municipal Aggregation is a Huge Success in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Green municipal aggregationAs recently covered by the Boston Globe, Green Energy Consumers is excited to present our new report on the great economic and environmental benefits brought to the Commonwealth through what we call Green Municipal Aggregation (GMA) programs.

Electric school buses give back over 80 hours of power to Massachusetts energy grid

Electrek

The power of heavy-duty electric vehicles is on display again in Massachusetts as electric school buses are being used to send much-needed energy back to the grid. The post Electric school buses give back over 80 hours of power to Massachusetts energy grid appeared first on Electrek.

Massachusetts needs more EV charging. Electric utilities have a plan.

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In the coming months, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), the public agency responsible for utility oversight, will review the ideas and decide whether the proposals will be executed as is or with modifications.

New Electric Truck Incentives in Massachusetts

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New Incentive for Electric Trucks in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently announced that the popular rebate program for electric vehicles, MOR-EV , will now offer incentives for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks too.

Another Great Year for Climate Legislation in Massachusetts? Apparently. Let’s Hope.

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In 2021, Governor Baker signed comprehensive climate legislation called An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Climate change

Why We Need Building Performance Standards in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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Background. Recently, we posted a blog on one policy, the Clean Heat Standard, to decarbonize the building sector. Consider it one tool in the tool chest and understand that it’s usually not possible to make anything with just one tool.

Transportation in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Climate Plan

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This blog covers strategies outlined in Massachusetts’ final Clean Energy and Climate Plan's (CECP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector.

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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On August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the largest investment in fighting climate change on the national level this country has ever seen. The IRA is a huge deal and fundamentally changes the game for our work here at the state level.

David Rosenberg and partners buy Nissan, VW dealerships in Massachusetts

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New England dealer David Rosenberg, along with partners, has purchased two more dealerships in Massachusetts, expanding his DSR Motor Group network to eight stores. The post David Rosenberg and partners buy Nissan, VW dealerships in Massachusetts appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Changes in Store for the Massachusetts State EV Rebate Program

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We have a whole page on our website to explain the federal tax credit (up to $7,500) and Massachusetts state rebate (MOR-EV) for electric vehicles (EVs). If you’re looking for an electric car, you are likely looking for rebates and incentives to help you make the switch too.

Guest Blog: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

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As mayors representing a diverse group of communities across Massachusetts, we are in a unique position to be on the front lines of how the big global issues manifest from block to block in our neighborhoods. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Climate change

Massachusetts may soon host the first US solar on highway sound barriers

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Massachusetts-based Ko-Solar wants to put solar panels in places no one really notices, like on industrial building roofs, in parking lots , and sound barriers on highways. more… The post Massachusetts may soon host the first US solar on highway sound barriers appeared first on Electrek.

One Day, Two Kids, 600+ Miles: From Massachusetts to Virginia in an Electric Car

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Here's a guest blog from our friend Nicole about her family's trip from Massachusetts to Virginia in a fully-electric car. When we talk about electric cars at Green Energy Consumers, we often get questions about road trips. How do you drive hundreds of miles with a battery electric vehicle?

An EV charging rebate program expands in Massachusetts – here’s why it matters

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National Grid, a utility that serves more than 20 million people in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, is expanding its Off-Peak Charging Rebate Program in Massachusetts that it runs with ev.energy , a certified B corporation and global provider of managed EV charging software.

Massachusetts will host the first US solar on highway sound barriers [Update]

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Massachusetts-based Ko-Solar wants to put solar panels in places no one really notices, like on industrial building roofs, in parking lots , and sound barriers on highways.

Guest Option: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

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As mayors representing a diverse group of communities across Massachusetts, we are in a unique position to be on the front lines of how the big global issues manifest from block to block in our neighborhoods. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Climate change

EV road-trip fast charging is expensive, and Massachusetts aims to tackle why

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A new Massachusetts state law aims to address one of the main reasons why. DC fast charging can make owning an electric car more convenient, but the cost of using it can be substantially higher than slower Level 2 AC charging.

Moving from Massachusetts to Colorado in an Electric Car

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This summer I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado and decided I was going to make the move in its entirety with just my electric vehicle (EV). I’ve had a 2019 Chevy Bolt for two years now and this was the longest trip I had ever done with it.

Massachusetts announces additional $2M for electric vehicle rebate program

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An additional $2 million will be allocated to the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. The electric vehicle rebate program, administered by the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER), offers rebates of up to $2,500 to Massachusetts residents who buy or lease electric vehicles. This funding aims to help meet Massachusetts’ goals under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector 7.6%

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Announcing SmartCharge Massachusetts

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FleetCarma is proud to announce the launch of SmartCharge Massachusetts , a new electric vehicle (EV) pilot program in partnership with National Grid. This 500 vehicle profiling study will help establish the driving and charging behaviors of EV owners in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts AG, alliance at odds over subsequent steps in courtroom case on revised ‘proper to restore’ regulation

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Massachusetts Lawyer Normal Maura Healey and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation are at odds over the subsequent steps in an ongoing lawsuit regarding updates to the state’s “proper to restore” Read more.

No New Gas Cars After 2035?

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Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Electric vehicles/Transportation Rhode Island

Why We Need a (Good) Clean Heat Standard – a message for Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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Energy standards have changed our electricity and auto industries for the better. Now it’s time to bring the same idea to how we heat our buildings. Energy policy & advocacy Energy efficiency Home heating

Massachusetts selects California center to administer to ZEV incentive program

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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has selected the nonprofit, California-based Center for Sustainable Energy to administer a new incentive program aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles commonwealth residents own. The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs). Currently, Massachusetts residents drive more than 3,600 EVs.

Massachusetts state agencies increase deployment of XL Hybrids technology to 52 fleet vehicles

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XL Hybrids announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets. The hybrid-electric vehicles will be deployed at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Correction (DOC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Department of Youth Services (DYS).

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Massachusetts Charging Incentives Just Got Better

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Massachusetts approves testing of Optimus Ride Level 4 autonomous vehicles in Boston

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Optimus Ride, a MIT spinoff company developing self-driving technology, recently received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to test highly automated vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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XL Hybrids announced that the company has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.

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Say Yes at the DPU part Two: A Modern Grid and Smart Meters for Massachusetts

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A few days ago, we posted a blog about the proposals by Massachusetts’ investor-owned?utility In the coming months, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will?deliberate utility companies (Eversource, National Grid, and?Unitil) Unitil) to expand their electric vehicle?(EV)?programs?through

Massachusetts awarding $15.5M to alternative fuel vehicles and projects; $1.8M for 8 electric school buses

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In December, the Patrick Administration awarded grants and announced new investments in three programs to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts, including the launch of an electric school bus pilot. The grant program, available to public and private fleets, will be administered by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and funded with $11.7

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Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

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Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (via the Sierra Club). The program will provide state residents who buy or lease a new plug-in car with a rebate of up to $2,500 at the

The biggest barrier to EV charging you’ve never heard of

Green Energy Consumers

This fall, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is considering proposals from National Grid, Eversource, and Unitil that could make it more economical to operate DC fast charging stations. Massachusetts Electric vehicles/Transportation Phasing out fossil fuels

Should Massachusetts phase out rebates for new oil- and gas-fired systems for heat and hot water?

Green Energy Consumers

Recently I was asked by the Boston Globe to write 350 words on why the Mass Save energy efficiency program should phase out rebates for new oil-fired systems for heat and hot water. Another writer took the opposite view and readers were invited to vote for their preferred argument.

Nissan Forms EV Partnership with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars. As part of the agreement, Nissan and the State of Massachusetts will develop plans to promote a charging infrastructure for electric cars that encourages home and workplace charging, as well as a public charging infrastructure.

Tesla Gets Green Light To Open Store In Natick, Massachusetts

Green Car Reports

After more than an hour of discussion last night, the town selectmen of Natick, Massachusetts, voted 4-1 to grant a license to sell cars to Tesla Motors Massachusetts. The local company, which the Selectmen concluded was legally separate from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], will operate out of a property on West Central Street in the town. Tesla has