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Climate, Clean Energy, and Environmental Justice in Massachusetts: The Legislature’s Next Move

, Senior energy analyst

The Massachusetts Senate and House have each passed important bills for advancing climate, clean energy, and environmental justice. Here’s how the final steps can land us in the right place for this year.

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Massachusetts, Act Now on Environmental Justice and Climate Action

, Senior energy analyst

The two-year Massachusetts legislative session is down to the wire, scheduled to end this Friday. Some key environmental justice and climate bills are in play, and now is the time to ramp up pressure and get them across the finish line. We can’t afford to wait till next year on either of these issues. If you live in Massachusetts, now’s a great time to let your legislators hear that you want action, and you want it now. Read more >

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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

, former 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

, former 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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