News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Bills filed to require solar roofs on new buildings

State legislators have filed two bills that would require rooftop solar panels to be installed on new residential and commercial buildings.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. This comes after a year of input from stakeholders nationwide, following the release of a version of this bill in 2020. The legislation lays out a path for the United States to reach economy-wide emissions reduction targets that would allow the country to hit net zero emissions by 2050. This new legislation also sets an interim goal for the country to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 50 percent below 2005 levels by no later than 2030. These science-based targets aim to keep global warming below 1.5 additional degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts joins affiliates in 12 states to redouble “100% Renewable” campaign

Environment Massachusetts and its national federation, Environment America, launched its 2021 campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy in 13 states Monday. The announcement comes as the Biden Administration, which campaigned on achieving carbon pollution-free power nationwide by 2035, continues to push for a federal 100 percent clean electricity target. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Gov. Baker's climate message a mixed bag

Governor Charlie Baker returned a climate bill to the Legislature with proposed amendments today.

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