News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Our nation can and must go 100% renewable

Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) introduced a Congressional resolution yesterday calling on the federal government to create a Green New Deal. Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Majority of legislators back transition to 100% renewable energy by 2045

A majority of state legislators have endorsed bills to transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislation would transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

Renewable energy, from sources like solar and wind power, would meet 100 percent of Massachusetts’ needs for electricity, heating, and transportation by 2045 under legislation unveiled at the State House today.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Comments in support of Vineyard Wind

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted comments today in support of the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.

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.

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Strong support for climate legislation bodes well for 2019-2020 session

Yesterday, Senator Marc Pacheco (Taunton) and Representative Ruth Balser (Newton) released a letter signed by more than 80 legislators supporting strong climate legislation in 2019.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report touts 12 ways governors can lead on climate

With Governor Charlie Baker’s second term underway, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, describing actions governors can take to reduce global warming pollution and ensure a more stable climate.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Millennial leaders gather to plan for 100% renewable future

Dozens of the state’s top leaders from the millennial generation came together today to discuss how to transition Massachusetts to a 100 percent renewable energy supply for electricity, heating, and transportation.

Last Friday, the Trump administration released the 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment. This year’s update focuses on the effects of a changing climate on human well-being, our society, and our environment.

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