90 percent of our energy comes from dirty, dangerous sources…

Here in Massachusetts, most of our energy comes from burning coal, oil and gas to heat and power our homes. Our environment and our health pay the price: these sources emit air pollution that causes smog and global warming, as well as mercury pollution that contaminates our waterways and makes our fish unsafe to eat.

… but we can change that with 50,000 new solar roofs in Massachusetts in the next decade.

With major environmental and health problems caused by dirty energy, Massachusetts needs to get serious about going solar. We’ve already made great progress. Since the state’s current solar program was enacted we’ve seen a 46- fold increase in the number of solar installations in just five years. But we can do even better.

We have a goal of getting solar panels installed on 50,000 rooftops by 2020 and on 150,000 roofs by 2030.

Powerful industries stand in the way

Some Massachusetts power companies and their fossil fuel friends are attempting to block homeowners and businesses’ from maximizing solar keeping us dependent on the polluting fuels of the past.

Their allies in the Statehouse are blocking the expansion of successful solar programs— programs that will help us reach our goal of 50,000 solar roofs by 2020 and 150,000 solar roofs by 2030.

We can clean up our air and water, keep our families healthier, and reduce our global warming pollution, by getting more of our electricity from the sun. But it will take the action and support of people like you to make it happen.

Together, we can overcome the polluter opposition and help Massachusetts go solar

Thanks to our members and supporters, we’re fighting for a solar-powered future. In just the past year we’ve written two reports making the case for expanding our solar programs. We’ve built a strong coalition of more than 60 clean energy businesses that support our legislation. And we’ve helped pass pro-solar resolutions in communities across the state, including Cambridge, Salem Greenfield and other communities across the state. Together, we’re building the groundswell of public support it will take to win.

Join our campaign and send Gov. Patrick a message today.

Repower Massachusetts with clean energy

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report: Boston Ranks 3rd Among Major Northeast Cities for Installed Solar

Environment Massachusetts released Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution, a new report ranking Boston 3rd among major cities in the northeastern United States for total installed solar energy capacity. The report also highlights New Bedford as a solar leader among smaller cities.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

As Legislature Weighs Fracking Moratorium, Environment Massachusetts Releases Stories from the Front Lines of Fracking

As the Legislature debates a bill that would create a ten-year moratorium on fracking, elected officials and local activists gathered with Environment Massachusetts to release “Shalefield Stories,” a collection of narratives from people whose health and livelihoods have been affected by fracking across the country.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts hails EPA action as biggest step for clean water in a decade

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Massachusetts stood with local organizations and officials to celebrate the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to waterways across Massachusetts and the rest of the country. The EPA’s proposed rule, announced Tuesday, would close loopholes from polluter-led litigation that leave 52% of Massachusetts’ streams at risk of unchecked pollution. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Leadership has Significantly Reduced Carbon Emissions

Massachusetts’ clean energy and energy efficiency policies are significantly cutting emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading driver of global warming, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Advocates Urge Massachusetts Lawmakers to Expand Successful Rooftop Solar Program

With solar energy on the rise in Massachusetts, Environment Massachusetts, Vote Solar, Boston Community Capital, and the MassEnergy Consumers Alliance joined a broad coalition of stakeholders at a public hearing today to support the continued growth of solar in Massachusetts and encourage the expansion of the state’s successful net metering program.

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