News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislature Poised to Take Big Step on Solar Electricity

This week, the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee in the Massachusetts state legislature advanced a critical clean energy bill SB1664, An Act Relative to Net-Metering. The bill would increase the availability of the net-metering program and is a critical piece of expanding clean energy production across the state.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Every Massachusetts County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Massachusetts report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, every Massachusetts county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Cambridge City Council promotes solar power in MA

Fourteen Massachusetts communities have all endorsed a bill that would expand the use of solar energy in the Commonwealth.  Cambridge is the most recent community to sign on this week, joining  Greenfield, North Adams, Otis, Williamstown, Egremont, Cummington, Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Heath, Monterey, Great Barrington, and Salem.  These fourteen communities have all signed onto a coalition letter in support of the bill. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Masachusetts towns show their support for solar power

Thirteen cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed a resolution in support of a bill that would expand the use of solar energy in the Commonwealth.  Greenfield, North Adams, Otis, Egremont, Williamstown, Cummington, Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Heath, Monterey, Great Barrington, and Salem have all signed onto a coalition letter in support of the bill.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 4 Million Bay Staters

The drinking water for 4.8 million people in Massachusetts could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at nuclear power plants in the region, says a new report released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

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