MassachusettsClean energy only makes up 9.3% of Massachusetts’ electricity portfolio,1
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
but the industry is set to grow significantly thanks to a litany of pro-renewable policies. The Bay State is home to one of the most innovative renewable portfolio standards in the U.S.; it mandates that Massachusetts utilities increase the portion of the electricity they generate from renewables by 1% every year.2
DSIRE, October 2014
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranked Massachusetts as the best state in the country for policies that encourage energy efficiency for two straight years,3
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, October 2014
and the state has deployment goals for both solar and wind.4
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 2013

Massachusetts is not a particularly sunny state, and it does not have exceptional solar power potential.5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2014
But pro-solar policies have made the state 6th in the U.S. for installed solar capacity, and the industry supported 9,400 jobs in-state in 2014.6
The Solar Foundation, February 2015

Massachusetts has also been on the precipice of featuring the first utility-scale offshore wind installation in the country. But the Cape Wind project, which was expected to support up to 1,000 jobs,7
Cape Wind
is now in limbo after two utilities withdrew their support.8
Boston Globe, January 2015
Its future is uncertain.

Learn more about energy in Massachusetts with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  May 01, 2015  |    Massachusetts Republican, April 2015

  Apr 23, 2015  |    Acadia Center, April 2015

  Jul 09, 2014  |    ACORE

  Jun 19, 2014  |    Boston Globe

  Mar 04, 2014  |    The Boston Globe

  Jan 24, 2014  |    The Boston Globe

  Oct 08, 2013  |    Portland Press Herald

  Sep 26, 2013  |    The Boston Globe

  Sep 26, 2013  |    The Republican

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