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Massachusetts moms for clean air.

In October, Environment Massachusetts staff members Ben Wright and Lauren Randall brought four mothers from Needham, Belchertown, Brookline and Boston to meet face-to-face with Sen. Scott Brown and urge him to oppose attacks on the Clean Air Act that are supported by polluters and their allies in congress. During the meeting, the mothers asked Sen. Brown to oppose Sen. Rand Paul’s (Ky.) legislation, which would have allowed out-of-state polluters to continue to shirk their responsibility for the pollution they cause—pollution that leads to thousands of childhood asthma attacks in Massachusetts alone. On Nov. 10, both Sen. Brown and Sen. Kerry stood with Massachusetts’ kids and voted against Rand Paul’s dirty air act.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Holyoke second in Commonwealth for solar power capacity

In a part of Massachusetts strong in solar power, the city of Holyoke is helping to lead the way, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. Holyoke has 4,527.00 kilowatts of installed photovoltaic capacity, ranking it second in the Commonwealth – behind only Boston, despite having less than 10% of the populations of the Bay State’s capital.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Falmouth, Cape Cod, leading Massachusetts in Solar Development

Falmouth and Cape Cod are leading the way when it comes to solar power according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. Falmouth has 127 individual solar installations, behind only Boston, with 157, despite having around 5% of the population of the Bay State’s capitol city.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report details municipal-level data on solar installations

Cities and towns across the Commonwealth are leading the way when it comes to solar power according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts' Solar Leaders

Massachusetts has leapt to the forefront of the rising solar energy economy. Since 2007, solar energy in Massachusetts has grown 30-fold—from less than 4 megawatts of solar panels to more than 110. This is great news for our planet, our health, and our economy. Our report, Massachusetts' Solar Leaders, highlights the communities across Massachusetts, from Springfield to Plymouth to Cambridge, that are leading the way in this solar power revolution.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy activists bring the case for more renewables to the State House

BOSTON, MA – Energy activists, solar industry employees, students and citizens from across the Greater Boston region lobbied their Representatives on Thursday to update policies in the Green Communities Act to increase renewable energy production. 

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