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 collective clean energy services and products procurement.
Our goal is to advance markets for clean technologies and innovations throughout communities in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.
“Clean energy” comprises renewable energy, which comes from renewable or non-carbon resources, and energy efficiency measures. Our Clean Energy department works on a variety of related projects: from advancing renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind, to educating cities and towns about energy-use reduction strategies for municipal facilities, to organizing group procurements of LED streetlights and clean vehicle technologies. Implementing 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.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WORK
Our team helps municipalities plan for the future with climate and energy action plans, from net zero plans to local energy action plans and greenhouse gas inventories. We support communities in understanding and managing their energy use through developing current baselines, proper metrics and accounting methodologies, short- and long-term goals, and strategies for reaching their objectives. Learn More...
Our team helps connect cities and towns to climate-smart innovations that create a multi-benefit platform for data management, energy efficiency, green municipal aggregation, municipal and community shared solar, energy storage and resiliency, and more. Learn More...
Our team leverages economies of scale and shifts the burdens of administration and technical expertise from the municipality to MAPC. Our collective procurements streamline the competitive procurement process cities and towns need to undertake to purchase clean energy products and services. Learn More...
MAPC offers several easy ways to get involved right now in our clean energy work:
- Sign up for our monthly clean energy newsletter
- Subscribe to our municipal solar owner's agent contract with The Cadmus Group — contact Cammy Peterson
- Check out our most recent webinars on capacity charges and solar permitting and outreach models
- Let us know what new projects or topics we should be exploring — send ideas to CleanEnergy@mapc.org
- Check out our new white paper! Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts: Spotlight on Clean Energy Initiatives
Municipal Clean Energy Toolkits
MAPC's toolkits offer step-by-step instructions for implementing local clean energy strategies that are specific to communities in Massachusetts, as well as best practices, model documents, and case studies. Click on one of the icons below to get started, use the keyword search to find what you’re looking for, or see a full list of toolkits.
If you have questions or comments about MAPC's clean energy services or would like to be added to the vendor notification list for solicitations, contact Clean Energy Director, Cammy Peterson.