National Grid's Clean Energy Commitment to Worcester, Massachusetts and Beyond

By District Energy posted 03-01-2021 08:42

  

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Summary

As elected officials continue crafting the next generation of Massachusetts climate policies, National Grid’s employees have been preparing for and delivering on a clean energy future that’s fair and affordable for all.

Climate change remains one of the greatest challenges facing our state, country and planet and even during a pandemic, transitioning to a clean energy future must be a priority. While we certainly don’t have all the answers, one thing is clear: Now isn’t the time to continue with the status quo, nor to exclude potential solutions.

In early 2020, we endorsed the Commonwealth’s decision to strengthen its greenhouse gas emissions target. In October 2020, we announced our own Net Zero by 2050 Plan, which helps frame our vision for a cleaner energy future, including our own operations and emissions.

Going forward, we believe decarbonizing the Massachusetts heating sector requires a portfolio of solutions. Time-tested technologies such as biomethane (also known as renewable natural gas or RNG) and electric heat pumps must be used along with emerging technologies like hydrogen, dual-fuel heat pumps, and geothermal district heating networks.

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