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.
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.
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.
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.
New governors are getting ready to take office in 20 states, from Florida to Alaska. As America’s newly elected governors prepare to take on their states’ biggest challenges, they should prioritize taking bold action on the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.
With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, MASSPIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles, includes data for Springfield and other cities about the number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.
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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