News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Governor Patrick to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti-Pollution Program

Ninety-two Massachusetts organizations, businesses, and officials joined more than two hundred and fifteen other stakeholders from across the region in calling on Governor Patrick and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  The coalition highlighted RGGI’s success to date and called for strengthening of the program’s pollution reduction targets and increasing investment in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that benefit the climate, the economy, public health, and energy consumers.

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.

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.

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.

Report | Environment Massachusetts

In the Path of the Storm

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Massachusetts report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Every Massachusetts County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Massachusetts report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, every Massachusetts county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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Report says expect more extreme weather

In Holyoke on Thursday Environment Massachusetts released a new report called In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather Related Disasters in the United States.

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Report Warns Of More Wild Weather

A Massachusetts environmental group today released a report on Thursday outlining how global warming could lead to greater frequency of extreme weather events across the country.  Representatives from the organization Environment Massachusetts gathered in Holyoke to talk about the report and to present an interactive map using data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They document which counties and how many people were hardest hit by 2011 weather-related disasters, including the June tornadoes, Hurricane Irene, and the October snowstorm.

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Oldest, dirtiest power plants told to clean up

The EPA announced new regulations yesterday that will force all power plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the first time. Health advocates said the move was long overdue. The new standards will rein in the largest remaining source of uncontrolled toxic pollution in the United States - the emissions from the nation’s coal- and oil-fired power plants, which have been allowed to run for decades without addressing their full environmental and public health costs.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

President Obama and EPA protect public health, announce landmark mercury standard for power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new public health standards to protect everyone from emissions of mercury and other toxics from the nation’s dirtiest power plants.  

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