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The Statewide Energy Efficiency Planning Process: Why It’s Important and How to Get Involved

You may be most familiar with state energy efficiency programs like MassSave Program, through their ubiquitous branding – but energy efficiency programs provide much more to cities and towns than free LED light bulbs to their residents and business owners. Massachusetts is ranked first in the nation for the quality of its energy efficiency programs in […]

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Metro Boston is Charging Up: Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices Workshop

Across the Commonwealth, residents are starting to make the switch from gasoline powered vehicles to electric vehicles. However, some remain hesitant to make the switch due to the lack of public charging stations available. One of the biggest fears that electric car owners have is not being able to find a charging station when they […]

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MAPC & Eversource: Next Steps in Peak Demand

On Wednesday, April 4th, MAPC and Eversource hosted a webinar together to share new peak demand reduction opportunities with municipalities who have successfully shed load through MAPC’s peak electricity demand notification program. Municipalities specifically learned about battery storage, thermal storage, software and controls, and active demand response projects to take advantage of this summer 2018.

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Exploring Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for Municipal Buildings

Are you interested in exploring clean heating and cooling opportunities in your municipal buildings? MAPC can help! Communities, residents, and businesses are learning how to keep building occupants comfortable and climate-friendly using clean heating and cooling technologies. Clean heating and cooling (CH&C) technologies such as solar thermal and high-efficiency heat pumps reduce the role of […]

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Wireless Streetlight Controls – Enabling Cities of the Future

Driving down the street on a normal evening, suddenly you see red flashing lights atop the streetlights. Everyone slows down and pulls off to the side, because it is common knowledge that this signals the approach of an emergency vehicle. The ambulance is able to pass by quickly and easily. Such a scenario may seem […]

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Roadmap: How to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Your Community

As electric vehicles gain popularity across the nation, cities and towns can support residents and their municipal fleet in transitioning to all electric by investing in electric vehicle charging stations. With transportation accounting for nearly 40 percent of the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the fuel used by vehicles across the state is critical to […]

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The Switch to an Electric Vehicle

     Following the Fall Council Meeting, attendees had an exciting opportunity to ride and test drive electric vehicles. The Drive Electric Vehicle Event co-hosted by MAPC and the Department of Energy Resources were both informative and helpful. The event educated participants and even debunked myths surrounding Electric Vehicles. “Well, the Ride and Drive event sucked […]

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Solsmart Designations and Clean Energy Forum Recap

On October 11th, the Clean Energy team engaged over 100 stakeholders at Boston’s District Hall, on how to take a holistic approach to net zero planning & strategies to start achieving net zero goals. The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, and Towns of Concord and Wayland shared their progress and insight on working towards net […]

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2017 Fall Council Meeting and Drive Electric Vehicle Event Recap

    On Wednesday, October 25th, MAPC held its annual Fall Council Meeting at the Quincy Marriott. The meeting brought together over 100 Council Members, staff, and officers; with special guests from the Mann family and City of Quincy’s Mayor Thomas P. Koch. We were delighted to have presented Michelle Ciccolo with the Mayor Theodore Mann Regional […]

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Launch of LEAD and Net Zero Planning Websites

As part of the Clean Energy Team’s new campaign, Zero to 101: Bringing Net Zero to 101 Cities and Towns and Beyond, we launched two web-based resources at our Clean Energy Forum; the Local Energy Action Dashboard and the Net Zero Planning Site. The Local Energy Action Dashboard allows communities to explore and download energy, […]

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