News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Holyoke second in Commonwealth for solar power capacity

In a part of Massachusetts strong in solar power, the city of Holyoke is helping to lead the way, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. Holyoke has 4,527.00 kilowatts of installed photovoltaic capacity, ranking it second in the Commonwealth – behind only Boston, despite having less than 10% of the populations of the Bay State’s capital.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy activists bring the case for more renewables to the State House

BOSTON, MA – Energy activists, solar industry employees, students and citizens from across the Greater Boston region lobbied their Representatives on Thursday to update policies in the Green Communities Act to increase renewable energy production. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Gov. Patrick Joins Environment Massachusetts to Celebrate Progress on Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Boston, MA – Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan were joined today at the Hatch Shell by Ben Wright from Environment Massachusetts and more than 200 activists to celebrate Earth Day by highlighting environmental progress that has been made and to look forward to the opportunities to do even more.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Massachusetts Families $634.96 Annually

Massachusetts families could save $1,020.20 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Massachusetts. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Massachusetts’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 4,939,216 cars off the road.