October 2004 - The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), which administers the state's Renewable Energy Trust, unveiled a new program designed to encourage consumers to purchase renewable energy. Under the Clean Energy Choice program, the MTC is providing up to $2.5 million annually in matching funds for green power purchases. For every dollar of premium that a consumer pays for green power, MTC will provide up to one dollar to the consumer's community for clean energy projects and up to one dollar for low-income citizens. MTC and its partners are also launching a campaign to inform consumers about green power options through radio advertisements, direct mail, newspaper articles and via the Internet.
A list of renewable energy product offerings is available on the Clean Energy Choice web site. Premiums paid for some offerings qualify for a federal tax deduction.
News Release - Energy Consumers Have A Powerful New Choice
MTC Media Contact: Chris Kealey (508) 870-0312