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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

With 2020 target achieved, future of solar energy in doubt

The amount of solar energy capacity installed in Massachusetts recently surpassed 1,600 megawatts, three years ahead of the goal set out by then-Governor Deval Patrick in 2013. With state officials considering major changes to Massachusetts’ solar policies, the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted testimony today on the proposed Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Proposals to strengthen pollution control program fall short

This week, Massachusetts and other northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Boston among region’s solar leaders, but more to be done

As Massachusetts continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a new report released today shows that Boston ranks in the middle of the pack for total installed solar capacity.

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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