News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Committee advances bills requiring solar panels on new buildings

Two bills that would require rooftop solar panels to be installed on new residential, commercial, and government buildings were advanced by a key committee in the Legislature last week.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Boston ranks #19 for solar energy among large cities

The amount of solar energy capacity installed in Boston has tripled since 2013, according to a new report.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Putting solar panels on new homes could double Mass. solar capacity

If builders start putting solar panels on all new homes, Massachusetts could double its solar energy capacity by 2045, according to a new report released today.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Mass. mayors join national call for solar energy

Mayors from every state, including Massachusetts, are embracing a vision for more solar energy in their communities, as stated in a letter released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report ranks Boston 19th for solar energy

Boston ranks 19th for total solar energy capacity installed among major U.S. cities, according to a new report, and advocates say the city could do more to encourage residents, businesses, and institutions to go solar.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities 2018

America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Solar advocates ask legislators to advance policy before deadline

Advocates delivered a letter today signed by 57 environmental and civic organizations and solar businesses asking the Legislature's energy committee to approve legislation to expand solar energy prior to a key deadline.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Solar energy caps once again blocking progress, environmentalists, civic organizations, and industry leaders say

At a hearing today on solar legislation, advocates presented a letter signed by more than 80 environmental groups, civic organizations, and businesses urging state leaders to eliminate the caps on net metering, a key solar energy program.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Boston among region’s solar leaders, but more to be done

As Massachusetts continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a new report released today shows that Boston ranks in the middle of the pack for total installed solar capacity.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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