Massachusetts News

Massachusetts Offers Geothermal Heat Pump Incentives

As rulemaking for the state’s new thermal renewable energy law proceeds (see previous article), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) recently added another round of incentives for homeowners interested in the efficiency and comfort afforded by geothermal heating and cooling. MassCEC offers rebates of up to $12,500—based on system size—to eligible homeowners who install qualifying […]

Landmark Legislation Promotes Renewable Heating and Cooling in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that will promote the use of clean renewable fuels and technologies to heat and cool buildings. Passed unanimously by the Massachusetts Senate on June 19, the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick (D) within the next 10 days. It […]

Massachusetts Offers Up to $10k for Geo Installations

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources announced the launch of their $875,000 Common-wealth Home Heating and Cooling program, which will provide up to $10,000 to Massachusetts homeowners who install high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The program supports installation of GHPs that meet strict efficiency standards and technical requirements outlined […]

NEGPA Spring Dinner Meeting

The New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) will convene its Spring Dinner Meeting from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15, at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. Nancy L. Girard, Esq., Commissioner, City of Boston Environment Department will keynote the event. She oversee policies and programs on environmental issues, including climate action, historic sites, […]

Massachusetts Thermal Bill Sails Through Hearing

Members of the Massachusetts Renewable Thermal Coalition testified in support of S 1593 at a hearing of the state legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. The bill would qualify thermal energy generated with renewable fuels to receive financial credits under the Commonwealth's Alternative Energy Standard (AES). Work on the bill began in December 2012. If passed, S 1593 ...Read More

GEO Supports Massachusetts Thermal Energy Addition to APS

On Jan. 17, Massachusetts Sen. Barry Finegold introduced, legislation that would add thermal renewable energy to the state's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. The bill was crafted over the past several weeks by The Massachusetts Renewable Thermal Coalition, a group of state geothermal associations, energy companies, fuel suppliers and forest products companies. The Geothermal Exchange Organization is a member of the ...Read More