The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in comments and oral testimony urged the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to make several changes to its proposed new solar incentive program to ensure the Commonwealth protects solar jobs. The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program proposed by DOER would replace one of the state’s central solar policies, and is expected to be implemented next year.
The Public Building Commission of the Town of Scituate, Massachusetts will issue periodic public updates about the construction progress for the Town Library project. Groundbreaking occurred on September 1, 2015. The project remains on budget. Completion is anticipated for late 2016/early 2017
State legislators reached a much-needed end to the solar impasse in Massachusetts, when the House and Senate agreed on legislation to raise the state's net metering caps by 3 percent. Following is a statement on the agreement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Inaction on raising net metering caps and reforming the Commonwealth’s Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program has stopped construction of more than 500 solar projects valued at $617 million, which is costing cities and towns $3.2 million in annual tax revenues, according to analysis conducted by Vote Solar and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Former Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretaries Offer Bipartisan Support for Governor Baker’s Hydropower Legislation
Governor Charlie Baker received bipartisan support from three former secretaries of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Maeve Vallely-Bartlett, Rick Sullivan, and Ian Bowles, for the administration’s efforts to diversify our state’s energy portfolio through the procurement of cost-effective, hydropower generation. The announcement followed a State House meeting between Governor Baker, current Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton and his predecessors to discuss the need to stabilize New England’s electricity rates, meet the Commonwealth’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) goals and provide ratepayers with a clean, cost-competitive alternative to coal and oil generation.
Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), applauding 100 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for writing House leadership in support of legislation to assure strong net energy metering policies.
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have introduced a bipartisan bill directing the U.S. Department of Energy to quantify the cost savings from operational energy efficiency technologies in an effort to increase public and private use of these technologies, without creating any new programs or increasing government spending.
Springfield, MA - June 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will be on hand to showcase a home completely restored by Springfield high school students as an outcome of collaboration between the City of Springfield and Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. Several classes of students worked hands on to rehabilitate a vacant, dilapidated property that was foreclosed for the non-payment of taxes by the City of Springfield. The opportunity has provided students a unique, hands-on, educational experience.
Boston - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Greenovate Boston Mayor’s Carbon Cup, a voluntary recognition program for large hospitals, universities, and commercial building portfolios committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 35% by 2020. In order for the City of Boston to reach its citywide target of reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) by 25% by 2020, large building portfolios will need to lead by aiming for a higher GHG reduction target.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced 106 Boston homeowners have signed contracts to install solar power through the 2013 Renew Boston Solarize program, a community bulk pricing program. A high rate of participation helped Renew Boston Solarize achieve its goal of 500 kilowatts (kW) of solar power and qualify for the lowest costs in the tiered pricing structure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of Renew Boston Solarize, a three-month campaign to make solar panels more affordable and accessible for Boston homeowners and small businesses. Mayor Menino, who had solar panels installed on his home in Hyde Park last year, has set a goal of 150 new residential-scale solar power installations in Boston, representing a 50 percent increase from last year’s campaign.
EUGENE, OR - May 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The innovative technology of IDX Broker software is now easily accessible on the professional real estate website of broker Richard Harris, thanks to his partnership with IDX, Inc. Now, Massachusetts MLS Property Info Network (MLSPIN) is synced with the website Harris hosts, integrating thousands of MLSPIN properties on his search page. The revolutionary IDX Broker software has simplified not only the search capabilities Harris boasts, but the entire online real estate search process for agents, brokers and potential buyers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) --To mark National Digital Literacy Day, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City of Boston’s “Tech Goes Home” programming will reach 10,000 Bostonians from 6,000 households by summer 2013. Tech Goes Home is a nationally-recognized program that equips families and residents with the tools, training and access required for the digital age. Participants receive fifteen hours of hands-on classroom training, a new netbook or mobile device (for a $50 co-pay), and, for eligible residents, access to low-cost home Internet
Boston, MA - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Town of Wellesley, Mass. has been selected by EPA as a Green Power Community, the first in Massachusetts, and the second in all of New England.
EUGENE, OR - June 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Patricia Jackson has become the latest real estate professional to integrate a customized IDX solution onto her website, thanks to IDX, Inc. and the extraordinary IDX Broker software. Jackson, a Norwell, Massachusetts-based Realtor, now hosts a dynamic search page which extracts raw listing data from the Massachusetts MLS Property Information Network (MLSPIN) database and seamlessly syncs it to the comprehensive listings database she supports on her website. Potential buyers and clients are able to scan the MLSPIN listings knowing they have the most up-to-the-minute data from MLSPIN right on Jackson’s website