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Shining Cities 2018

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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Report: Offshore wind could power Massachusetts 19 times over

Massachusetts could produce more energy from offshore wind than any other state, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Polluters dumping into Massachusetts’ waterways

Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Massachusetts’ waterways 124 times over 21 months, according to a new report by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Troubled Waters 2018

Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, major industrial facilities released pollution that exceeded the levels allowed under their Clean Water Act permits more than 8,100 times. Often, these polluters faced no fines or penalties.

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As electric cars revolutionize the vehicle market, new study helps cities address infrastructure and parking challenges

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, MASSPIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles, includes data for Springfield and other cities about the number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge. 

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