In Massachusetts, Debate Emerges Over Where to Build New Solar Projects

A proposal would shrink state subsidies for solar developments on previously undeveloped “greenfield” sites. As Massachusetts begins to update [...]

Strong Clean Energy Policy Helps States Move Forward With Distributed Energy Resources

Even in the most forward-thinking states, progress on folding DERs into the grid has been uneven at best. Distributed [...]

Massachusetts Looks to Follow California with Solar Mandate for New Homes

A pair of bills would require solar panels on new buildings but include exemptions for shaded or nonviable properties.  [...]

Feds Share ‘Fair Amount of Guidance’ with State, Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts

Days after the Trump administration injected a level of uncertainty into the Vineyard Wind project planned off of Martha’s [...]

Massachusetts Officials Recommend Another 1.6GW of Offshore Wind

The Bay State should schedule several more offshore wind solicitations running into the mid-2020s, the Massachusetts Department of Energy [...]

Massachusetts Bill Would Restore Net Metering Rate for Community Solar

The legislation aims to reverse some provisions of a 2016 law that lowered the price community solar projects receive [...]

Massachusetts House Speaker Deleo Proposes $1B for Energy Efficiency Grants

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled a plan to spend $1 billion over the next 10 years to [...]

Bill Seeks to Speed State’s Transition to Renewable Energy in Massachusetts

A bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse seeks to help speed the state’s transition to renewable forms of energy. [...]

Mass. Lawmakers Set Storage Target, Raise RPS, Overturn Rooftop Solar Demand Charge

It was a big day for distributed energy. But the solar industry didn’t get everything that it wanted. The [...]

Community Power State Scorecard Comparison — 2018 vs. 2017

Earlier this spring, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released its 2018 Community Power State Scorecard, revealing the the best and [...]