By Bob Katzen
Governor Charlie Baker announced the awarding of $13 million in Green Communities competitive grants to 103 cities and towns across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects.
“The Green Communities program continues to make significant progress in helping municipalities reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs,” said Gov. Baker. “Our administration is committed to supporting clean energy and energy efficiency efforts that make the commonwealth’s cities and towns cleaner, healthier and more affordable places to live.”
“The … program helps cities and towns make important investments at the local level to combat climate change by reducing emissions,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “Air-source heat pumps, ventilation system upgrades, and electric vehicle charging stations are just some of the exciting new projects that these grants will fund in order to increase energy efficiency and clean energy innovation in municipalities across the state.”