Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Cool Solutions

Massachusetts has made great progress in reducing its contribution to global warming over the past decade. Despite this progress, however, Massachusetts is not yet on track to hit our 2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – a target that we must meet in order to do our part to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Massachusetts also has yet to set a new target for emission reductions for 2030, which is now just 15 years away.

To ensure that the Commonwealth stays on track to meet its target under the Global Warming Solutions Act of cutting emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050, Massachusetts should adopt a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to at least 45 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and take full advantage of a new wave of game-changing opportunities – from cutting-edge technologies to emerging societal trends – that can help Massachusetts build on its position of national leadership in the fight against global warming.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Cool Innovators

Massachusetts has long been a leader in the fight against global warming, and the state has made major progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But Massachusetts must go even further to cut carbon emissions to the level scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

Fortunately, the tools and technologies to rapidly cut carbon emissions are at our fingertips. This document profiles Massachusetts-based companies and projects that are embracing ten innovative, game-changing trends to reduce carbon emissions.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Cool Innovators

Massachusetts has long been a leader in the fight against global warming, and the state has made major progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But Massachusetts must go even further to cut carbon emissions to the level scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

Fortunately, the tools and technologies to rapidly cut carbon emissions are at our fingertips. This document profiles Massachusetts-based companies and projects that are embracing ten innovative, game-changing trends to reduce carbon emissions.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

Take the 1st step by signing a letter to your decision makers here! 

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