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Land-based wind and solar will provide robust competition for hydropower, if the latest Senate version of the Massachusetts energy bill stands.

Massachusetts’s Energy Future is Hot This Week (Senate Vote)

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The Massachusetts omnibus energy bill that has been under development for months is at a critical point in its path toward success: the Massachusetts Senate takes it up tomorrow. And UCS and its supporters have been in the thick of things. Here’s where we stand, and where we think we need to end up, with your help. Read more >

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North American Leaders Commit to Increase Clean Energy and Cut Methane Emissions

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa tomorrow, the White House has announced that President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will jointly commit to generating 50 percent of the continent’s power from clean energy sources by 2025. Mexico will also join Canada and the US in their previously announced goal of reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. Read more >

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Shining a Light on Oil’s Hidden Pollution

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

A pair of recent reports highlight the oil industry’s global warming pollution and suggest mechanisms to reduce it. The reports build on themes of our recent work on cleaning up transportation fuels in general (Fueling a Clean Transportation Future), with a specific focus on methane pollution from oil production (The Truth About Tight Oil). It’s great to see specific and concrete solutions to these important problems being proposed. Read more >

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