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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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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Net metering cap is hit, leaving Massachusetts’ solar future uncertain

Boston – Massachusetts’ rapidly growing solar industry faced a potential setback today as the net metering cap for privately-owned solar projects in National Grid’s service territory was hit.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New hope for offshore wind in Massachusetts

Today the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned an area of the ocean about the size of Rhode Island for offshore wind development, the largest such competitive lease sale ever in the United States. Ben Hellerstein, campaign organizer for Environment Massachusetts, issued the following statement in response:

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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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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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