1. WMass communities awarded $1.4 million for clean energy projects

    WMass communities awarded $1.4 million for clean energy projects

    Massachusetts energy officials have awarded $1.4 million in grants to seven Western Massachusetts communities to fund clean energy projects. The grants will go to Chicopee, Agawam, Blandford, Granville, Ware, Warren and Westfield. The largest grant, $266,000, will go to Westfield, followed by $208,000 to Agawam. The grants were part of the "Green Communities" program, in which communities make certain commitments related to energy and the environment, such as reducing municipal energy consumption by 20 percent over five years, and are then eligible for state grants and assistance.

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    1. This grant funding represents a partnership between the Baker-Polito Administration and these cities and towns, which will help strengthen each community's continued efforts to improve energy efficiency, reduce local utility costs, and promote taxpayer savings.
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