Massachusetts


It’s 2020. Massachusetts Needs to Move Faster on Climate and Clean Energy. Here’s How

, Senior energy analyst

The Massachusetts legislature is back in session, and it’s not a moment too soon: We need our legislators to do their part to drive the clean energy progress that Massachusetts so dearly needs.

Progress on clean energy depends on the legislature, and the progress can drive our economy, create good jobs, improve public health by cutting harmful pollution, and help us significantly cut the carbon pollution responsible for climate change. And the legislative session is already almost two-thirds over. Read more >

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TCI is a Strategy to Enforce Limits on Transportation Pollution

, policy analyst

The Baker administration may be on the verge of leading the Northeast towards a major advance in climate policy.

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), if successful, would establish the region’s first mandatory and enforceable limits on pollution from transportation, now the largest source of emissions.in Massachusetts and the Northeast.

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Massachusetts Needs More Than MOR-EV

, policy analyst

The good news coming out of Massachusetts electric vehicle policy is that the MOR-EV rebate program, the primary incentive that the Commonwealth offers to support vehicle electrification, will be extended into 2019. The bad news is that with this new batch of funding comes new limitations designed to reduce the speed at which the program drains money. Read more >

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Charlie Baker Can Lead on Clean Transportation

, policy analyst

Governor Baker’s re-election puts his administration in a strong position to address some of the key priorities identified by Baker during the campaign, including climate change, affordable housing, and public transportation. Read more >

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A Stunningly Low Price for Offshore Wind: Massachusetts Moves Forward

, Senior energy analyst

When the winning bid for Massachusetts’s first request for offshore wind proposals was revealed recently, it was a whole lot lower than any of us had imagined. That matters now, and for years to come.

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