News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy committee considers 100% clean energy bill

This afternoon, the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy held a public hearing on the 100% Clean Act (H.3288, S.2136). The bill, filed by state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Sean Garballey and state Sen. Joseph Boncore, would transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 and 100 percent clean heating and transportation by 2045.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Relief bill includes $6.5 million for Gateway City green home retrofits

A new program to retrofit homes in the Gateway Cities to be energy-efficient and fossil-fuel-free will receive $6.5 million in funding, under a COVID-19 relief bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker today.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts testifies for solar legislation

At a legislative committee hearing today on solar legislation, Environment Massachusetts offered testimony in support of bills to require rooftop solar on new buildings and expand the availability of the state's most important solar program, net metering.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives passes historic climate investments

WASHINGTON -- Following a summer of extreme heat and drought, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of investment to reduce global warming pollution, clear the air we breathe, clean up toxic sites and protect our lands, waters and wildlife. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submits testimony on sewage disclosure regulations

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted comments today advising regulators on how to implement a new state law establishing a public right to know about sewage pollution in our waterways.