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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Newton Votes to Ban Plastic Bags

The Newton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously this week to ban most retail uses of single use plastic bags. Newton is the 9th municipality in the Commonwealth to do so.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

More Than 340 City and Town Officials Ask Governor-Elect Baker to Support Solar

As Governor-Elect Charlie Baker prepares to take office, Environment Massachusetts released a letter signed by more than 340 local officials from 135 towns and cities across Massachusetts, calling on the new governor and his administration to champion the growth of solar energy

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report: wind energy, tax credits needed to combat global warming

The carbon pollution from the equivalent of 1.7 million vehicles could be eliminated in Massachusetts if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Massachusetts. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report: Massachusetts could get 20% of its electricity from the sun within ten years

As Governor-Elect Charlie Baker prepares to take office, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a new report today showing that Massachusetts could get 20% of its electricity from the sun by 2025. Environmental advocates, solar business leaders, and local officials urged the Baker administration to set its sights high for solar.

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