Massachusetts Signs Off On Clean Energy Act

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The governor of Massachusetts has signed off on a law that would include provisions to develop and use green energy measures, with a goal of meeting at least 25% of the state's electricity needs through energy efficiency and 20% through renewable and alternative energy generation by 2020.

The Green Communities Act was signed by Gov. Deval Patrick on July 2 after winning unanimous approval in the Massachusetts Congress.

The act requires utility companies to enter into 10-to-15-year contracts with renewable energy developers to help obtain financing...
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