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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Renewable Communities 2020

Across Massachusetts, cities and towns are leading the way to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy. Municipal officials and staff — working together with citizen activists, volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and businesses — are taking ambitious steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase the use of renewable energy.

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Massachusetts’ renewable energy progress must continue, despite COVID-19 challengesBen HellersteinEmma Searson

Though the public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 has required the full attention of many of our state and national leaders for the past several months, the environmental crises we face persist. 

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Destination: Zero Carbon

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. The good news: A clean, efficient, and sustainable low-carbon transportation system is possible.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report: Offshore drilling could bring onshore damages to Massachusetts

Drilling for oil off of the coast of Massachusetts could have significant negative impacts onshore, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Offshore Drilling, Onshore Damage

The Trump administration has proposed opening much of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans off the U.S. coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. The environmental dangers posed by offshore oil spills, such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are well known. The damage to the environment, communities and public health from the onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling is less well known, but no less real.

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