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We're helping Massachusetts go solar.

The Bay State has tremendous solar potential, and solar is on the rise—since 2008, solar power in the commonwealth has increased 24-fold. We believe Massachusetts can get 10 percent of our energy from the sun by 2030. That's why we launched a grassroots campaign to help the state go solar. And in 2012, thanks in large part to our efforts, the Massachusetts state Senate voted to expand the state's most successful solar program. Now, we're making sure the House does the same—ensuring that solar will continue to grow here in Massachusetts.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report: Boston Ranks 3rd Among Major Northeast Cities for Installed Solar

Environment Massachusetts released Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution, a new report ranking Boston 3rd among major cities in the northeastern United States for total installed solar energy capacity. The report also highlights New Bedford as a solar leader among smaller cities.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

As Legislature Weighs Fracking Moratorium, Environment Massachusetts Releases Stories from the Front Lines of Fracking

As the Legislature debates a bill that would create a ten-year moratorium on fracking, elected officials and local activists gathered with Environment Massachusetts to release “Shalefield Stories,” a collection of narratives from people whose health and livelihoods have been affected by fracking across the country.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts hails EPA action as biggest step for clean water in a decade

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Massachusetts stood with local organizations and officials to celebrate the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to waterways across Massachusetts and the rest of the country. The EPA’s proposed rule, announced Tuesday, would close loopholes from polluter-led litigation that leave 52% of Massachusetts’ streams at risk of unchecked pollution. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Leadership has Significantly Reduced Carbon Emissions

Massachusetts’ clean energy and energy efficiency policies are significantly cutting emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading driver of global warming, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Advocates Urge Massachusetts Lawmakers to Expand Successful Rooftop Solar Program

With solar energy on the rise in Massachusetts, Environment Massachusetts, Vote Solar, Boston Community Capital, and the MassEnergy Consumers Alliance joined a broad coalition of stakeholders at a public hearing today to support the continued growth of solar in Massachusetts and encourage the expansion of the state’s successful net metering program.

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