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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Plugging In

The adoption of large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) offers many benefits for cities, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are far cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower emissions of the pollutants that contribute to smog and particulate matter.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Progress on energy storage can expedite the shift to clean energy

Energy storage is poised to play a growing role in transitioning the electric grid to 100 percent clean, renewable energy, according to a new white paper released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Making Sense of Energy Storage

Energy storage technologies can be an important part of the electric grid of the future, helping to assure reliable access to electricity while supporting America’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy. To get the most benefit out of energy storage, however, policy-makers and the general public need to understand how energy storage works, where and when it is necessary, and how to structure public policy to support the appropriate introduction of energy storage.

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News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston University Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

Massachusetts’ largest university took a big step towards leading the country on climate action by committing to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind by end of 2018.

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