Mass. Rolls Out Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 5:11 PM EST) -- Massachusetts announced new energy efficiency standards Friday that officials said were the most ambitious in the nation and would require utilities to spend about $2.2 billion.

The plan requires a 2.4 percent statewide reduction in electricity use and a 1.15 percent reduction in natural gas use by 2012, which the state said will be achieved by requiring public utilities to invest over the next three years in outreach to significantly increase energy efficiency measures by consumers.

The state's Department of Public Utilities approved the plan Thursday...
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