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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Safe for Swimming?

An analysis of bacteria sampling data from beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico reveals that 2,580 beach sites – more than half of all sites tested – were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one day in 2018, and 546 sites were potentially unsafe at least 25 percent of the days that sampling took place.

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Report features leading clean energy communities

Cities and towns are taking ambitious steps to increase renewable electricity generation, reduce energy use, and shift heating and transportation to clean sources of power, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Renewable Communities 2019

Across Massachusetts, cities and towns are leading the way to 100% renewable energy with innovative policies and programs to increase renewable electricity, energy efficiency, clean heating and transportation, and energy storage.

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Boston ranks #19 for solar energy among large cities

The amount of solar energy capacity installed in Boston has tripled since 2013, according to a new report.

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Report recommends best practices for pollution-cutting investments

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a report today identifying the best ways to invest revenue from a regional climate program to reduce pollution and expand clean energy.

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