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Why we should increase ambition in the Massachusetts RPS

May 22, 2017

A report released last week highlights the benefits of increasing the state's RPS and expanding our renewable energy economy.  It also outlines what's at risk if we don't.  See the press release below for a summary and link to the report.

Net Metering Caps Hit in National Grid Territory

May 12, 2017

The latest data from MassACA indicates that both public and private National Grid Net Metering Caps have been hit.

SEIA calls for a raise in net metering caps

May 9, 2017

In a recent blog post, the national solar industry trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association ("SEIA"), urged Massachusetts to raise net metering caps that have stalled solar projects across half the state.  MassSolar agrees on the need to raise net metering caps but and emphasizes the need to go beyond a 1% cap increase and fashion a net metering cap solution that would avoid the need for the solar industry to seek a cap increase on an annual basis.  The industry needs and deserves that kind of market and policy certainty.

Mayors for 100% clean energy

April 27, 2017

Yesterday, the Sierra Club launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the commitment to 100% renewable energy in cities across the US.  Now, more than ever, cities are well-positioned to lead the energy transition and tackle climate change.  Read more below.

New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

April 13, 2017

New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

AG Healey Urges DPU to Deny Eversource’s Proposed $300 Million Rate Increase

March 25, 2017

Company’s Proposal Seeks First-Year Rate Hike for NStar Electric Customers of More Than $60 Million and Western Massachusetts Electric Company Customers of More Than $36 Million

BOSTON – Advocating on behalf of the 1.4 million Eversource customers, Attorney General Maura Healey in testimony Thursday night urged the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to reject the utility company’s request to increase its customers’ electric rates by more tha

AG Healey to Challenge $96 Million Rate Increase Request from Eversource

March 21, 2017

Rate Hikes Proposed for NSTAR Electric ($60 million) and the Western Massachusetts Electric Company ($36 million); Includes Shareholder Profits of 10.5 percent

BOSTON – Vowing to fight against unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced her opposition to Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million.

Women expanding horizons with solar in Lebanon

March 8, 2017

Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will provide regular and reliable power — and improve women’s lives.

100% renewable energy bill filed in Massachusetts

January 29, 2017

Press release from Environment Massahusetts:

State Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington), State Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), and State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) filed a bill today that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind.

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