If you support expanding energy efficiency programs to all homes and businesses that heat with oil, now is the time to speak out!
Why S 1586 Matters:
- The cost of oil is over $4/gallon, and yet businesses, non-profits, churches and schools that heat with oil have little to no assistance to replace aging oil heating equipment. Residents served by a municipal electric company and heat with oil cannot participate in the Mass Save programs. This needs to change.
- The savings are HUGE. Approximately 40% of heating systems in MA are over 25 years old—the average customer will save $800 in fuel costs in the first year alone.
- 44% of MA towns have limited or no gas infrastructure; switching to natural gas is out of the question. This bill provides relief for the millions of homes and other buildings that heat with oil and will continue to rely on it.
Add thousands of jobs in MA
167 job years will be created per million dollars of program investments, both within and independent of the energy efficiency sector.
Save consumers money
Every $1 dollar invested in energy efficiency pays the customer back over $7.60 in direct oil heat savings.
Boost our local economy
Keeping more of our energy dollars circulating in-state rather than sending them outside our region.
Reduce greenhouse gases
Reducing oil consumption will allow the Bay State to meet our aggressive carbon reduction goals and reduce other pollutants.
Communities using oil heat in Massachusetts
Save Oil, Improve Comfort and Create Jobs: It's Time for Oil Heat Efficiency in Massachusetts
View fact sheet on the benefits of an oil heat efficiency fund for MA
Towns without gas infrastructure and municipal electrical utilities
View service territory map of Massachusetts communities served by natural gas