New England News
2:30 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Additional Green Communities To Be Designated In Massachusetts

Grants will be awarded to seven Massachusetts communities on Tuesday to fund municipal clean energy projects.

Massachusetts Sec. of Energy and Environmental Affairs with a map showing Green Communities as of August 2012. Seven more communities are being added
Massachusetts Sec. of Energy and Environmental Affairs with a map showing Green Communities as of August 2012. Seven more communities are being added
Credit WAMC

The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said 110 cities and towns have now qualified for the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program since it was created in 2008. The state’s energy secretary, Rick Sullivan said the various projects the program has paid for will help the state achieve ambitious goals.

Communities must meet five clean energy benchmarks to qualify for the grant program.