Massachusetts ranks sixth in the nation for increased solar energy generation and second for increased electricity efficiency savings since 2007, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.
The amount of solar energy capacity installed in Massachusetts recently surpassed 1,600 megawatts, three years ahead of the goal set out by then-Governor Deval Patrick in 2013. With state officials considering major changes to Massachusetts’ solar policies, the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted testimony today on the proposed Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.
This week, Massachusetts and other northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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