Taunton Daily Gazette
TAUNTON — Renewable energy in the commonwealth has skyrocketed since 2007. And in 2011, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy declared Massachusetts the most energy-efficient state in the country. California had held the honor since 2006.
“Today, we have created some 65,000 private sector jobs in the renewable energy industry, and close to 5,000 companies have started here in Massachusetts in the renewable energy sector,” said state Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton.