By Kelsey Misbrener A new report released by NECEC (the Northeast Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute), finds that increasing the Commonwealth’s annual Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) growth rate would help Massachusetts diversify the region’s energy sources, lower wholesale electricity prices, create new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RPS policies are the foundation of clean energy markets and a proven policy tool to support cost-effective renewable energy development in 29 states and Washington, D.C.
Last year, Massachusetts continued its clean energy and climate leadership with the passage of the bipartisan Energy Diversity Act, which requires Massachusetts investor-owned utilities to conduct procurements for
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