Sen. Lesser Welcomes Additional Clean Energy Grant to Wilbraham
WILBRAHAM — Sen. Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the town of Wilbraham has been awarded another $12,500 in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants. “This is more good news, and another great step forward for our community, which will help reduce energy costs by continuing Wilbraham’s ongoing energy efficiency projects. Town leaders took the initiative to maintain their green energy goals by applying for this grant money. As we know, clean energy is not just good for the environment, but also for taxpayers’ wallets. This is a win-win for Wilbraham,” said Sen. Lesser.
The Department of Energy Resources awarded a number of grants to designated “Green Communities” to help them develop clean energy projects. Open to all 351 cities and towns, as well as municipal light plants, META grants fund the services of expert consultants and contractors to assist with a diverse array of local energy projects.
“This funding is exemplary of the successful partnership between municipalities and state government to achieve our shared clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “Working closely together on addressing our energy challenges brings us one step closer to creating a clean, affordable and resilient energy future for the Commonwealth.
“The Department of Energy Resource’s Green Communities program is an innovative partnership that connects state and local resources to increase the adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency,” said Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judson. “META grants consistently provide the catalyst for local energy projects to move from concept to reality.”