News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Leaders should embrace clean energy future, reject fossil fuels

Clean energy supporters gathered at a State House hearing today urging officials to embrace solar, offshore wind, and energy efficiency, and reject proposals to build new fossil fuel infrastructure. Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts ranks 4th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth

Massachusetts ranked 4th nationwide for the amount of solar energy capacity installed in 2014, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, but leaders warned that the rapid growth of solar energy could stall if state officials fail to lift a cap on Massachusetts’ most important solar program.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Baker administration moves to lift solar caps, but proposal could put the brakes on solar

Responding to growing public pressure to remove limits on solar energy and reduce pollution from the power sector, the Baker administration introduced legislation today to raise the caps on net metering, the state’s most important solar program.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Diverse coalition rallies to lift solar energy caps on the heels of unanimous Mass. Senate vote

One week after the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to lift the cap on the state’s most important solar program, a coalition of labor, business, low-income, and environmental organizations rallied at the State House urging state leaders to finish the job.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Mass. launches 10-city solar tour to highlight local effects of net metering caps

As limits on a key program slow the growth of solar energy in more than 170 cities and towns, Environment Massachusetts kicked off a 10-city tour today to bring attention to the effects of the solar caps on communities across the state.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

As net metering debate continues, report shows benefits of solar energy far outweigh costs

Solar panels deliver benefits to the electric grid and to society at large that are greater than the compensation their owners receive through net metering, according to a report released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

As solar impasse continues, Legislature considers options

Boston – As the impasse over the state’s solar net metering program enters its third month, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy held a hearing today to consider solar energy legislation.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston ranks 4th for solar power in the Northeast

Boston — Boston has more solar energy per capita than most other major cities in the Northeast, besting New York and Philadelphia by a wide margin in a new report released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston ranks 4th for solar power in the Northeast

Boston — Boston has more solar energy per capita than most other major cities in the Northeast, besting New York and Philadelphia by a wide margin in a new report released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

After cap is hit, broad coalition stands up for solar energy

Boston — One week after a cap on an important clean energy program was hit, leaving the future of solar energy in Massachusetts in doubt, a broad coalition of low-income advocates, business leaders, health advocates, environmental organizations, and others gathered at the State House in support of solar.

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