Massachusetts News

The following news clips highlight Massachusetts involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 12, 2014

Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report on the solar power industry signals a major milestone for America’s clean energy economy. More

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

February 12, 2014

Energy Department Awards New ARPA-E Solar Projects

The Energy Department announced $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects—in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington—to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power even when the sun is not shining. More

February 12, 2014

Major Turbine Agreements Signed for Block Island Wind Farm

Project developer Deepwater Wind and technology firm Alstom announced the signing of major agreements to supply the Block Island Wind Farm with five wind turbines. More

February 11, 2014

SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Four Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 award winners, including four hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Arizona, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 13, 2013

Massachusetts Ranked Most Energy-Efficient State: ACEEE

For the third year in a row, Massachusetts topped the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. More

October 30, 2013

Eight States Plan for 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

Governors from eight states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont—announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. More

August 7, 2013

Deepwater Wind Wins Offshore Wind Lease Auction

Deepwater Wind announced its selection as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy sites located off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. More

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