GRANBY — On Friday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the town of Granby had been awarded $13,750 in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants.
“I am thrilled that our community has received this grant, which will help reduce energy costs by updating waste management systems and investing in more efficient energy sources. As we know, clean energy is not just good for the environment, but also for taxpayers’ wallets. This is a win-win situation for Granby,” said Sen. Lesser.
“I was pleased to hear that Granby received this META grant. A grant like this will help Granby invest in crucial projects like updating the waste management systems or conducting energy audits on town buildings to look for ways to increase energy efficiencies. Congratulations again to Granby for pursuing this grant and for helping lead the way in prioritizing green energy,” said Rep. John Scibak.
“I could not be more excited on behalf of the town of Granby. The Green Communities Program is a vital part of encouraging and sustaining our position at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution — and this META grant is the state’s way of financially supporting our local communities who are leading the way on the path of long-term sustainability,” said Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose.
“We’re very excited about this technical assistance grant. We have a very active energy committee. Among our green community projects is an energy audit of Granby High School. We thank Senator Lesser for his advocacy,” said Mark Bail, Chair of the Granby Select Board.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources awards META grants each year to better inform designated “Green Communities” decision-making. The grants are awarded to cities and towns, regional school districts, and wastewater districts to help manage sustainability projects or improve the performance of studies to support the development of clean energy projects.