NAHANT — Nahant is going green with some green from the state.
It is now among 240 Massachusetts municipalities that have committed to lowering energy consumption by 20 percent in the next five years, in exchange for funds to help it get there.
“This is a huge honor for me,” said Town Administrator Tony Barletta. “I used to work with the Department of Energy Resources. To have the town embarking on this program is great.”
Since the program began in 2010, the state Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded more than $100 million in grant funding to Massachusetts cities and towns through designations and competitive grants. Under the Green Communities Act, the program can provide up to $20 million annually to qualified cities and towns. The goal is to support investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the clean energy goals determined by the cities and towns. (read more)
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