MA Clean Energy Facts

Higher paying jobs, more money in the local economy, and lower electric bills. These are the facts about the clean energy economy in Massachusetts. Click through the sources below to get the whole picture and see what clean energy is doing for the Commonwealth.

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Massachusetts is the #1 state for energy efficiency for the third time as ranked by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Source

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There are 5,557 clean energy firms in Massachusetts. Source

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Boston is ranked as the #1 city for energy efficiency in the United States. Source

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There is enough solar energy installed in Massachusetts to power over 32,000 homes. Source

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Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick aims to install 2,000 MW of wind energy by 2020 – generating enough electricity to power over 800,000 homes and meet 10 percent of the state’s electricity needs. Source

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Boston’s energy efficiency investments are expected to produce nearly $1 billion in benefits. Source 

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There are over 250 solar companies in Massachusetts, employing 4,500 workers. Source

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative added $498 million to the Massachusetts economy in the first three years. Source

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Clean economy workers make more money. The estimated median wage in the Massachusetts clean economy is $47,815, compared to $46,712 for all jobs in Massachusetts. Source

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The Green Communities Act’s  electric efficiency program investment is estimated to increase Gross State Product by more than $3.7 billion, while generating 25,000 job-years of increased employment. Source

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The projected return on investment for money spent on the Green Communities Act’s  electric efficiency program is 280%. Source

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MA has a long history in clean energy. More than 30 years ago the first solar panels were installed and hydroelectric dams have been providing power to Massachusetts for more than 100 years. Source