green municipal aggregation
A new report finds cities and towns are lowering residents’ electric bills and emissions by negotiating for green power.
The growing number of Massachusetts cities and towns that have negotiated community-wide rates for green energy have saved millions of dollars while also shrinking their carbon footprints, according to a new report released last week.
QUINCY — City councilors have approved a plan that they hope will stabilize electricity rates for city residents, protect consumers from predatory companies and capitalize on renewable energy options.
We’re thrilled to report that the movement we call “Green Municipal Aggregation,” (GMA) also knows as “Community Choice Energy” or “Aggregation,” is growing! In late 2018, we signed contracts to serve residents of Gloucester, Hamilton, and Stoneham (all in Massachusetts) with 5% more renewable electricity than is required by state law starting early this year.
Our Marketing & Membership Director (and Arlington, MA resident) Erin Taylor talks about green electricity for entire communities - or Green Municipal Aggregation - and its benefits to Arlington on the A-Town podcast.
LISTEN: A-Town: Where does Arlington’s green energy come from?
Whether you’ve lived in Arlington your whole life or just for a few years, there’s probably something around town that has made you wonder. The Arlington Advocate’s new Wicked Local podcast, A-Town, seeks to answer those questions.