New Massachusetts energy plan zeroes in on vehicles and buildings for emissions reductions

By Executive Director   |  February 6, 2019

BOSTON — After two years of study, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources on Wednesday released its long-awaited plan to achieve a “clean, affordable, and resilient” in-state energy future by 2030.

The 213-page Comprehensive Energy Plan, or “CEP,” takes stock of the state’s current situation, models five different policy scenarios, and tries to project consumer costs, reliability, and climate impacts.

In broad brush strokes, the plan calls for aggressive and technology-based conservation, efficiency, and peak demand reduction — especially during the winter months, when power plants and home heating compete for a limited supply of natural gas.

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