Actions You Can Take
• Net Metering Petition at FERC
Short notice! Webinar today - 3 PM
Comment period deadline June 15, 2020
There is a petition at FERC to put net metering under the purview of FERC - the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, instead of being determined by individual states. This could have serious consequences for anyone with rooftop solar, including taxes on energy generated, loss of net metering rights and higher electric bills, and make it a prohibitive prospect for anyone thinking of getting it rooftop solar in the future.
» Webinar - June 3, 2020 at 3 PM eastern
» At the very least, please sign the Vote Solar Petition
• SMART Program Guidelines Comment PeriodComment period deadline June 18, 2020
Changes to the SMART Program have been rolling out since last fall, one portion at a time, each with their own comment period. This latest comment period is on Guidelines regarding the Emergency Rulemaking that was just closed for comment on June 1, 2020
» Background info, links to DOER information
• GET A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT – YES! EVEN DURING COVID-19 •
Cut Emissions, Save Money!
One of the most impactful ways you can start reducing your personal carbon footprint is to make your home as energy efficient as possible. In Massachusetts, the utilities are mandated to provide efficiency measures through the Mass Save program.
There are several changes to Mass Save triggered by COVID-19. One is the advent of Virtual Energy Assessments, a no-in-house visit by video conference for carrying out energy efficiency assessments.
They’re also offering increased no-cost options in connection with these new assessments.
– RESIDENTIAL – Folks who schedule a Virtual Home Energy Assessment by July 31, 2020 can qualify for 100% free insulation work.
– BUSINESSES – Small businesses who undertake a Virtual Energy Assessment and sign a contract by August 31 can qualify any of multiple efficiency offers that apply to their business.
If ever there was a time to take advantage of the Mass Save program, it’s now!
» Visit EEPittsfield.org
for links for scheduling (this website is for the EE Pittsfield initiative, but the Mass Save program is state-wide, so anyone can use this info!).
» Slide show with detailed info
HELP US TO HELP YOU!
Would you like to engage your community group, neighborhood association or employees in participating in the MassSave program? Talk to us!
We’re happy to help get your group stared. Let us know what group communication method works best for you during this time of social isolation: info for your regular organization newsletters, conference call, Zoom meeting or presentation.