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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Renewable Communities 2021

Across Massachusetts, cities and towns are leading the way to a future powered entirely by clean and renewable sources of energy. This report includes seven new case studies of cities, towns, and regional agencies that have adopted innovative programs to promote renewable electricity, energy storage, clean heating, and energy efficiency.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Pathogens pose risk at 264 Massachusetts beaches

With Bay Staters returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming.

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days | Lisa Frank

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Comments on the draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted comments today on the Baker administration's draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030.

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