A comprehensive energy policy that includes the development of renewables and energy-efficiency efforts is now a reality in the state of Massachusetts. Governor Deval Patrick signed the Green Communities Act on Wednesday, July 2. The bill includes provisions to encourage the development and use of renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures, both on a utility and residential level, through a number of programs and incentives.

"This is really a game-changer in the State of Massachusetts." -- Bob Keough, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Public Affairs, Massachusetts Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs