Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020
|Date Last Updated||8/5/2013|
|Policy Type||State Climate Change Plan|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs|
|Policy Initiation Date||12/29/2010|
|Policy Summary||The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan includes a number of existing, expanded, and new policies that may encourage CHP development, including a commitment to invest in all cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities, advanced building energy codes, building energy rating and labeling, "deep" energy efficiency improvements for buildings, a renewable portfolio standard, and a clean energy performance standard. In addition, a policy to concentrate development is expected to make district energy and CHP more feasible.|
Massachusetts' participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may also lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.