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Clean Energy

MAPC

Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning

MAPC's Clean Energy department provides a range of services to communities, including comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurements. Our goal is to advance markets for clean technology while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.

MAPC's Clean Energy department provides a range of services to communities, including comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurements. Our goal is to advance markets for clean technology while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.

“Clean energy” is power that comes from non-carbon based sources, or that use technology that reduce carbon emissions. Our Clean Energy department works on a variety of related projects: from advancing renewable energies such as solar and wind, to educating municipalities and individuals about energy-use reduction technologies for municipal facilities, to organizing group procurements of LED lights and clean vehicle technologies. Promoting clean energy is all about reducing fuel usage, whether by introducing completely carbon-free technologies or by reducing the amount of energy everyday systems use.

Local Energy Planning:

Our team helps municipalities plan for the future with climate and energy action plans, understand and manage their energy use with energy use and greenhouse gas inventories and baselines, and connect with their community by helping plan and execute outreach and visioning. Learn More...

Energy Related Technical Assistance:

MAPC can help with a wide range of clean energy services, including data management, energy efficiency, community choice aggregation, municipal and community shared solar, energy storage and resiliency, and more! Learn More...

Regional Procurement:

Buying clean technologies can be difficult when you don’t want to buy in bulk. We help municipalities manage costs and buy what they need with group purchasing programs for LED streetlight retrofits, solar equipment purchasing, and clean vehicle upfits and retrofits. Learn More...

Community Choice Aggregation:

MAPC is committed to helping cities and town in the Commonwealth and the nation to develop green municipal aggregation programs that will truly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, as well as provide cost savings and price stability. Learn More...

LED Streetlight Retrofits:

Through MAPC, you can access one-time Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) grant funding for 30% of the cost of LED streetlight materials and installation – and get the convenience and peace of mind of collective purchasing. Learn More...

Community Shared Solar:

Community shared solar (CSS) allows communities to provide the benefits of a solar project to residents, non-profits, and businesses that are unable to install solar on their properties. In a CSS arrangement, a solar photovoltaic system provides the benefits of solar to multiple participants. In Massachusetts, these benefits generally come in the form of net metering credits - the energy produced by the CSS system is sold to the energy grid for credits, which are then distributed amongst participants in the shared solar agreement. Learn More...

Green Communities:

The Green Communities program provides an opportunity for municipalities to obtain grant funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, as well as publically demonstrate their committment to "green" efforts at the local level. Learn More...

Shared Energy Staffing Services:

Shared energy staffing services provide an innovative and flexible solution to help communities with limited resources to support and build energy staffing capacity. By helping to build partnerships among communities that share similar interests and energy staffing needs, MAPC helps to promote regional collaboration in clean energy efforts. Learn More...

Clean Vehicle Projects:

Through the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program, MAPC is working with cities and towns to identify opportunities to retrofit existing fleet vehicles, up-fit new purchases, or implement clean fuel conversions. MAPC’s clean vehicle work aims to connect municipalities to existing opportunities and provide fleet managers and public works departments with the support needed to understand how clean fuel vehicles can best fit into their fleets. Learn More...

Legislation and Policy:

MAPC closely follows climate legislation and regulation at the state, regional, and federal levels. Learn more about MAPC’s current and past policy and legislative work.