SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the city of Springfield had been awarded $12,500 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 Springfield,” said Sen. Lesser.

“As Springfield continues to make clean, efficient energy a priority, this grant will further those efforts. The result is lower energy bills for the city and a more sustainable environment for our residents,” said Representative Jose F. Tosado.

“I appreciate Senator Lesser’s and our local state delegation’s continued efforts to bring assets to our Springfield. Eric’s efforts help us on our ongoing drive to ‘go green,’” said Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

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.

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