Massachusetts


The Next Big Step in Massachusetts Offshore Wind: The Bids are in

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Something big to celebrate in the world of US offshore wind as 2017 winds down: We’ve just hit the deadline for proposals to build the first projects in response to Massachusetts’ pioneering 2016 energy diversity law. And the responses from the three holders of offshore wind leases off Massachusetts are in.

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Reduce Risk, Increase Benefits: More Energy Progress for Massachusetts?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

A new analysis shows how strengthening a key Massachusetts energy policy can create jobs, cut pollution, and manage risks. Here are 5 questions (and answers) about what’s at stake and what the study tells us. Read more >

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Year in Review: How 8 States Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

With the Clean Power Plan’s future up in the air, and concerns about how science might fare given the recent election results, some may think 2016 wasn’t a great year for clean energy.  However, lots of great state level policies were passed — some with bipartisan support—and there’s even some good news on the national front. Read more >

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Which States are the Most Energy-Efficient? A “Dramatic Photo Finish,” and a Tie for Top Honors

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Some people get excited about fall because of the beautiful foliage, the delightful blend of sunny days and crisp cool nights, and the bountiful harvests of apples and other tasty treats. I love all that, too. But I also enjoy this time of year because it brings the annual assessment of how states are doing on energy efficiency. And this year was more of a nail-biter than most.

Whoever’s on top, though, it’s clear that when states make progress on energy efficiency, we all win. Read more >

Photo: Mark Jurrens (Wikimedia)
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Republicans, Democrats, and Climate Change: A Success Story in Massachusetts

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Conventional wisdom holds that the politics of climate change has become so polarized that bipartisan action is all but impossible.

Massachusetts has just deflated that balloon. Read more >

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