How Soon Will the MA Clean Heat Standard Take Effect?

The new MA Clean Heat Standard is a hot topic among heating fuel providers here in Massachusetts as it could significantly limit residents’ access to affordable Bioheat® fuel. It’s no surprise, then, that many MA residents are wondering when the CHS will be taking effect. It is important to note that the MA Clean Heat Standard is not a bill, and it could be implemented as soon as the end of this year. This means it’s imperative that you act now to add Bioheat® fuel to the CHS. Keep reading to learn when the Clean Heat Standard is expected to take effect and what you can do to prevent this new climate policy from limiting access to Bioheat® fuel.

What is the MA Clean Heat Standard?

The new Clean Heat Standard is a climate policy from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) that aims to meet the emissions limit for residential, commercial, and industrial heating. It is not a bill, meaning it does not need to pass through the legislative process. The goal of the CHS is to penalize fuel providers like with high fees that will drive up the costs of low-carbon fuels such as Bioheat® fuel. This policy will put significant pressure on homeowners to convert to electric power, spending thousands of dollars to combat rising costs for their existing heating systems.

The Clean Heat Standard is Expected to Statewide Policy This Year

Due to the nature of the Clean Heat Standard, it will not be put to a vote to become law. Keeping this in mind, it is expected that this climate policy can take effect as soon as the end of this year. We at believe that Massachusetts residents should have a say about how they heat their homes, which means letting your local representatives know you oppose the MA Clean Heat Standard is critical to keeping the CHS from negatively impacting you and your home this upcoming heating season.

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An Alternative to Electric Power for Western MA Home Heating

At, we care greatly for the environment. Over the years, we have been proud to develop our Bioheat® fuel products, which have gotten cleaner with every year. We believe that Bioheat® fuel should be a part of the Clean Energy Solution in Massachusetts. Consumers need real choices that can help reduce carbon with immediate impact, and Bioheat® fuel is available and ready to do just that. Plus, the fueling options we offer are clean, renewable, and can help you lower your carbon footprint now.

More About Bioheat® Fuel

Bioheat® fuel is made from a recycled, renewable, and sustainable blend of agricultural by-products and used cooking oils to effectively heat Massachusetts homes. This is an affordable alternative to converting your current heating oil system that also contributes to decarbonization efforts in the state. Unlike the widespread electrification that the Clean Heat Standard is pushing, Bioheat® fuel can be stored on your property, giving you a greater sense of home safety, protection, and peace of mind, especially when you rely on to keep your home fueled all year long.

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How You Can Take Action & Prevent the MA Clean Heat Standard from Moving Further This Year

We believe that MassDEP and your state representatives should not be deciding the type of energy you use in your home, nor should they be removing a fuel source that contributes to decarbonization efforts. Your voice needs to be heard! Use the form on this page to email your local state officials to let them know you are opposed to the Clean Heat Standard becoming a policy in Massachusetts without the inclusion of low carbon Bioheat® fuel. Act now to help prevent this policy from becoming law this year.