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The Energy Consumer's Bulletin

Green Municipal Aggregation: Communities Getting Good Energy

Posted by Larry Chretien on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Many cities and towns around Massachusetts are getting into municipal aggregation, a community-wide, bulk purchase of electricity. But the City of Melrose and the Town of Dedham have taken the concept a step beyond all others. With the guidance of their consultant, Good Energy, Melrose and Dedham will be supplied with 16% local, post-1997 renewable energy instead of the 11% required by state law. That important 5% additional increment will be supplied by Mass Energy. The increase from 11% to 16% is actually a 45% increase in the amount of renewable energy!

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Tags: municipal aggregation

Municipal Aggregation: An Opportunity for Local Renewable Energy

Posted by Larry Chretien on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 12:24 PM

For some time now in Massachusetts, you have been able to choose green power for your home or business. And for some time, your community has been able to choose an electricity supplier to serve the entire town. Today, we can put the two ideas together: renewable energy by community choice.

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Tags: renewable energy, electricity, municipal aggregation

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