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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually. America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Tour and new report highlights benefits of reducing power plant pollution

Climate protection advocates, academics, and health care and business leaders toured energy renovations at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Medical Center as Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor Baker could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Report: Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by Environment Massachusetts  Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively deploy clean energy on campus, setting a goal of getting 100 percent of their energy from clean renewable sources.

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News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

546 organizations, academics, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers and community leaders from the Northeast, including over 125 from Massachusetts, called on Governor Baker and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional cap-and-trade program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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