29 Aug '12, 8pm

Report: 71,523 Solar, Efficiency, Other Green Jobs for Massachusetts: Massachusetts upped its installed solar

Report: 71,523 Solar, Efficiency, Other Green Jobs for Massachusetts: Massachusetts upped its installed solar

Massachusetts upped its installed solar megawatts 30 times over and grew its energy efficiency savings 108 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to a new report that puts the credit on state and local policies . And the result of that success, according to the newest numbers from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is a steady expansion of green jobs . Massachusetts is the second biggest renewables investor and the highest per-capita investor among U.S. states, and a hotbed of research -- companies in the state have received 17 percent ($62.8 million) of U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E program funding for potentially transformative energy research. At the same time, Massachusetts has instituted a range of progressive renewable energy policies. It has a renewable energy standard with a solar carve-out , an energy efficiency resource standard, a solar renewable ...

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