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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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The Massachusetts Energy Bill: 5 Key Questions To Ask

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Massachusetts needs to diversify its electricity mix, drive its economy forward, and cut carbon emissions. That calls for boldness. Will the final energy bill deliver? Read more >

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All-in for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts

Two words should guide Massachusetts lawmakers on offshore wind: Go big. Read more >

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What Can Hydro and Wind Imports Do for New England? New Study Brings New Numbers to the Debate

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

With a major natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts being put on hold last week, Massachusetts’s electricity future is a hot topic. A new study looks at pieces of the electricity policies in play in the state, and comes to some pretty positive conclusions. Like the Union of Concerned Scientists’ own recent study on Massachusetts and energy, this new work suggests that more renewable energy is likely to be a good deal, in a lot of different ways. Read more >

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How Low-Cost Can U.S. Offshore Wind Go? New Study Looks at the Power of Scale in Massachusetts

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The effects of a state committing to offshore wind power at scale and over time, it turns out, are pretty impressive. A new study looks at what enticing the offshore wind industry to take root and flourish on this side of the Atlantic might mean, and suggests that Massachusetts can learn—and benefit—plenty from what Europe has already learned and done, to great effect. All it takes is foresight and commitment. Read more >

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