News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: East coast states forge ahead with four new offshore wind projects

Government officials in Massachusetts and Maryland backed deals on Friday for four new offshore wind projects that will create 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable offshore wind energy. That’s enough electricity to power more than 1.5 million American homes for a year.

News Release | Environment America

Year in review: environmental victories in 2021

Environment America and its state partners made important headway on a broad range of environmental issues in 2021 – from protecting wild spaces and our drinking water to speeding our transition to clean energy and reforming our transportation system.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA makes right choice by enacting strong clean car rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule on Monday to limit global warming pollution from cars and trucks. In total, the EPA’s new rule will result in more than 3.1 billion tons of avoided greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, which is the equivalent to more than half of net U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2019.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Energy committee considers 100% clean energy bill

This afternoon, the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy held a public hearing on the 100% Clean Act (H.3288, S.2136). The bill, filed by state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Sean Garballey and state Sen. Joseph Boncore, would transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 and 100 percent clean heating and transportation by 2045.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Relief bill includes $6.5 million for Gateway City green home retrofits

A new program to retrofit homes in the Gateway Cities to be energy-efficient and fossil-fuel-free will receive $6.5 million in funding, under a COVID-19 relief bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker today.