Senator Markey celebrates nearly $1 million for energy efficiency and clean energy infrastructure in Massachusetts

BOSTON (October 13, 2023) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety, today celebrated an announcement from the Department of Energy that Massachusetts will receive nearly $1 million in funding. Federal Reserve for Clean Energy Infrastructure Development. This funding was awarded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Grant (EECBG) program established through Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Of those funds, Boston will receive $659,900 to create a building decarbonization advisory program, which will help residents boost energy efficiency, decarbonize their homes, and comply with city standards.

Littleton will receive $300,000 to collaborate with five local electric utilities, the Beneficial Electrification Association and the Northeast Public Power Association to launch a clean energy program. The program will help six Massachusetts municipal utilities transition to 100 percent clean energy while moving their communities toward net-zero emissions by 2050.

“Massachusetts is the home of the American Revolution, and we will be the home of the American clean energy revolution.” Senator Markey said. “With nearly $1 million in federal funding, we support Massachusetts families in upgrading and decarbonizing their homes – all while electrifying and transitioning the commonwealth to clean energy. Together, we can reduce carbon emissions to zero, protect environmental justice communities, and save our planet.

Senator Markey, co-author of the Green New Deal and co-chair of the Senate Climate Change Task Force, has been a long-time advocate for developing clean energy infrastructure. Last month, Senator Markey and Representative Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) introduced the bill The Green New Deal for Public Schools Act, legislation that would invest $1.6 trillion over the next decade in public schools and Bureau of Indian Education schools to revitalize the K-12 education system, modernize every public school building in the country, and reduce dangerous pollution. In August, Senator Markey introduced… Endowment Resources to Eliminate Emissions in Hospitals Now Act (green). To protect health facilities from climate disasters. In July, Senator Markey and Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Greg Cassar (TX-35) reintroduced Connecting Hard-to-Reach Areas to Renewable Energy (CHARGE) Act.sweeping legislation that would lay the foundation for America’s clean energy revolution by developing critical electrical infrastructure to enhance reliability and lower costs for consumers.

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