Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Promote Growth of Green Power
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are promoting green power, which is gaining momentum in the Northeast. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced in mid-October that the state would double its purchase of green power for state facilities to 10%. Under four-year contracts with Community Energy Inc. and Strategic Energy LLC, the state will purchase 1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh)/year from renewable sources such as wind and hydropower. However, the state also includes power from waste coal in its tally of green power sources. See the State of Pennsylvania's October 14 press release.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) has offered to match the premiums paid by green power customers. MTC will provide as much as $2.5 million annually in grants that will help develop renewable energy in the state. Read more on EERE's Green Power Network.
Source: November 3 edition of EERE News.