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Posted In: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

Lexington Goes Green

Inspiration for acting on climate change starts with our local communities.  We are proud to represent the Town Lexington, which over the past decade has taken significant steps to become…

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Posted In: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

Emergency SREC Regulation Takes Effect, as DOER Begins Work on New Solar Incentive Program

To alleviate the backlog of solar projects that have recently submitted SREC II applications in excess of the program’s cap – as well as to address larger “market uncertainty” –…

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New Law Raises Massachusetts Net Metering Caps – Updated

The recently enacted H.4173 raises net metering caps by 3%, while reducing compensation for large private solar projects – a blow, said the solar industry, which nonetheless urged passage. Public installations will continue to receive…

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Posted In: DEP, Renewable Energy

Massachusetts’ Food Waste Ban – Are You Ready?

Massachusetts regulations banning commercial food waste disposal take effect this coming October 1. (See our blog post last fall for more detail about the scope of the waste ban.) Colleges…

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SREC II Update: Distributed Generation Favored, but Net Metering Challenges Could Slow Solar

Massachusetts continues to favor small-scale production of renewable electricity through geographically dispersed projects (“distributed generation”), according to the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) final revisions to the Renewable Energy Portfolio…

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New Ground in Zoning: A Case Developers, Abutters and Municipalities Should Bookmark

GPH Cohasset v. The Trustees of Reservations, a land court case approving a town’s permit for a wind turbine to be developed on conservation-owned land, reached a variety of interesting,…

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Posted In: DEP, Renewable Energy

MA’s New Solid Waste Master Plan: A Mixed Bag for Municipalities

The Massachusetts 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan: Pathway to Zero Waste., released on May 7, is nothing if not ambitious. It calls for a 30% reduction in solid waste disposal…

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