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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

Global warming is one of the most profound threats of our time, and we’re already starting to feel the impacts – especially when it comes to extreme weather. Power plants are the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States, responsible for 41 percent of the nation’s production of carbon dioxide pollution. This report identifies the dirtiest power plants in Massachusetts and the United States, quantifies their contribution to global warming pollution, and calls on the Obama administration to adopt strong rules limiting carbon pollution from power plants

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate Altering Carbon Emissions

Environment Massachusetts joined other environmental, public health and business organizations today at a public hearing on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap on climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. 

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Report | Environment Massachusetts

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States. The price of solar energy is falling rapidly, and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun, generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Ranks 10th in the Nation in Solar Power

BOSTON, MA –Massachusetts ranks 10th in the nation on solar installed per capita and 7th in total solar capacity through 2012, according to Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts.   Last year, solar capacity in Massachusetts grew by 65%, bringing it to a total of 198 megawatts through the end of 2012.  Massachusetts was profiled as one a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies and a commitment to continued expansion. In May, the Commonwealth shot past its 2017 goal of 250 megawatts of solar more than three years early; putting it on track to rank even higher next year. 

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11,700 Call For Ban On Fracking

Boston - This morning, more than 11,000 residents called on Beacon Hill to ban the dirty drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), in petitions presented by Environment Massachusetts and its allies at a statehouse press conference.  The petitions show wide support for H.788, a bill introduced by Representatives Peter Kocot and Denise Provost to ban fracking and the processing of its toxic wastewater in the Commonwealth.

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