Three recent steps in Massachusetts show that the Baker administration continues to make progress identifying solutions to pressing climate challenges. Read more >
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January 25, 2018 11:47 AM EDT
December 1, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities today approved a proposed $45 million investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The investments in electric vehicle infrastructure come as part of a complicated rate case that involves a number of important issues related to rate design, energy efficiency and solar energy. But at least on the electric vehicle part, the utilities and the DPU got it right. Read more >
October 19, 2017 9:30 AM EDT
Over the past decade, Massachusetts has helped lead the nation towards clean and renewable sources of electricity.
Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts established the strongest legally binding limits on global warming pollution in the country. Massachusetts leadership helped establish the first regional limits on pollution from power plants through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. We have the most efficient economy in the country, saving consumers millions on our energy bills. We have abolished the use of coal, we have created over 100,000 clean energy jobs, and last year Massachusetts made an investment in offshore wind that will make us a national leader in that technology.
But most of the progress that we have made is in the electricity sector. When it comes to transportation, we have tried but struggled to make overall progress.
September 15, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
While the Northeast region struggles to make significant progress in reducing pollution from transportation, our neighbors and allies in California and Canada are investing billions of dollars in clean mobility solutions thanks to their successful implementation of a cap and invest program covering transportation emissions.
September 12, 2017 10:13 AM EDT
Taken together, the policies of Northeast states, from Maine to Maryland, have invested billions of dollars in clean energy sources such as solar, wind, and efficiency. In the process we have fundamentally changed the way electricity works in this region. The next big step for the states of the Northeast is to bring that same sense of commitment, ingenuity and purpose towards clean transportation. Read more >