The Massachusetts Green Communities Act

Law360, New York (August 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On July 2, 2008, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Green Communities Act (the Act). The Act is a comprehensive bill that encourages energy reform in multiple ways. Some of the most important provisions of the Green Communities Act are set out.

For example, the Act

- Directs the state to purchase new hybrids or alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to the maximum extent feasible to replace old vehicles. It requires the state to have replaced at least 50 percent of its vehicles with hybrids...
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