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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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EPA Standard for Gasoline-Powered Vehicles is Good News for our Health, Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that new standards to reduce hazardous air pollution from gasoline-powered vehicles had been finalized, building on the leadership of Massachusetts and thirteen other states in implementing clean cars standards.

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100 Health Professionals in Massachusetts Call for A Stop to Fracking, Joining Over 1,000 Nationwide

As the Legislature debates establishing a ten-year moratorium on fracking in Massachusetts, Environment Massachusetts delivered letters signed by more than 100 Massachusetts doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and over 1,000 nationwide, calling on state officials and President Obama to protect the public from fracking.

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Massachusetts Ranks 4th in the Nation on Solar Jobs

Massachusetts ranks 4th in nation with 6,400 jobs in the solar industry according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation (TSF). The number of people employed manufacturing and installing solar energy grew by 1,900 in 2013 – a 42% increase. This job growth coincided with a doubling of the Commonwealth’s solar capacity in 2013 to 425 megawatts (MW).

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