We know we must transition to 100% clean, renewable energy — and the sooner we get there, the better. State officials should pass the 100% Clean Act before the end of the legislative session on July 31.

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Environment Massachusetts launches grassroots push for clean energy in final months of legislative session

With less than three months until the state Legislature concludes its formal sessions, environmental advocates announced Tuesday that they are launching a major grassroots campaign backing a bill that will transition Massachusetts to clean energy for electricity, heating and transportation.

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Statement: Senators should vote for Better Buildings

The Massachusetts Senate will consider a climate change bill today, along with more than 150 amendments filed by senators on a wide range of topics.

The Better Buildings amendments, #7 and #8, introduced by Sen. Becca Rausch, would require the owners of large buildings — like hospitals, universities, office buildings, and large apartment complexes — to disclose their energy use and make their buildings more energy-efficient over time.

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Statement: Senate takes an important step for Better Buildings

A bill approved by the Massachusetts Senate today would require the owners of large buildings — like hospitals, universities, office buildings, and large apartment complexes — to disclose their energy use each year.

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Committee approves bill to cut emissions from offices, apartment buildings

Large residential and commercial buildings would become more energy-efficient over time, reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses and other harmful pollutants, under a bill approved by the Legislature’s energy committee this week.

The first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States is closer to becoming a reality off the coast of Massachusetts. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Environment Massachusetts organized a week of action in support of the 100% Clean Act, which would transition the state to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and 100% clean heating and transportation by 2045.

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