Greening Our Municipal Light Plants

14% of our energy in Massachusetts is delivered by Municipal Light Plants (MLPs), which are publicly owned bodies usually governed by an elected Board. To find out if you live in one of the 50 communities served by a Municipal Light Plant, consult this list. 

MLP boards are small enough that one strong environmental voice can lead to significant improvements in a community’s clean energy plans and overall emissions. The ELM Action Fund is excited to be supporting candidates for Municipal Light Boards across the Commonwealth, using cutting edge campaign strategies to reach pro-environment voters and fill our MLPs with climate champions.  

If you’re a climate champion interested in running for your local Municipal Light Board, we want to help! Please fill out our endorsement interest form here. 

2022 Endorsed MLP Candidates

Steve Klionsky

Belmont

Election date: Apr 5

Michael Macrae

Belmont

Election date: Apr 5

Running for your MLP Board

Interested in running for your MLP Board? Know someone who would be a great candidate? We can help!

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Municipal Light Plant Report Card

Massachusetts’ municipally-owned electric companies have major opportunities to meet the state’s clean energy goals, according to a first-of-its-kind report from the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.

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More Information on MLPs

Want to learn more about Municipal Light Plants and how they’re governed? The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

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