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For our environmental future, Gonzalez is clear choice

November 6, 2018

This opinion editorial first appeared online in CommonWealth magazine.

WHAT WOULD IT take to really tackle climate change and move the Commonwealth to a clean energy future? What would real leadership look like? Leadership that recognizes the immense cost of delay and the enormous economic opportunities of breaking our fossil fuel addiction?

Google's new goal: 100% renewable energy 24/7

October 29, 2018
  • Google issued a white paper Wednesday examining the energy used to run its data centers, concluding that while it has purchased 2.6 GW of renewable capacity, more than sufficient to cover its demands for clean energy, the resources are not fully aligned with when the electricity can be deliv

Bringing Energy Storage to Energy Markets

October 29, 2018

Mike Jacob's original post is available on UCS's website.

Going Nuclear or Going Solar?

August 13, 2018

That is the question a lot of folks are asking after the announcement from Southern Company that its share of the Vogtle Nuclear Power plant construction costs had just increased from $7.3 billion to $8.4 billion.

You have probably seen headlines like this – Vogtle costs go up by $1.1 Billion

The truth is that Southern Company owns 45.7% of the Vogtle nuclear plant  – so the $1.1 Billion number quoted in the headlines is only their 45.7% share of a total $2.4 Billion cost overrun. 

Everyone Love Solar

July 20, 2018

John Rogers at UCS provides a short summary of a new survey that shows that everyone (well almost everyone) loves solar.

What's Next for Clean Energy in Massachusetts?

July 13, 2018

This is a re-post with permission from John Rogers at Union of Concerned Scientists - and was originally posted on the UCS Blog.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is moving on clean energy, and that’s really important. Here’s what’s noteworthy about yesterday’s votes, and what should happen next.

Net metering strikes back

July 10, 2018

In the cutting edge of renewable energy, many states are experimenting with regimes to replace, limit, or reduce net metering—the bedrock policy that enables roof-top solar by allowing homeowners to reduce their bill 1-to-1 for every kilowatt hour of electricity they produce. These new efforts, sometimes known as net metering (or NEM) 2.0, are still in the early stages.

Senate passes ambitious renewable energy legislation

June 22, 2018

On Thursday, June 14th, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill- S.2545- in a decisive bi-partisan message to the House. The bill includes almost everything a renewable energy advocate could hope for. 

Supporting a Clean Energy Future

June 14, 2018

The Senate is voting today on important legislation for our renewable energy and climate future.  Please call your Senator today and ask them to support this bill and the following amendments. Here is a short summary of MassSolar’s recommendations.  

Lawmakers Call on DPU to Reject Harmful Cap on Solar Credits

June 13, 2018

A bipartisan coalition of Massachusetts House and Senate lawmakers formally raised concerns to the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) about the future of clean energy under the state’s new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.

Sixteen senators and 63 representatives delivered a letter to DPU Chair Angela O’Connor to show support for expanding access to solar energy across Massachusetts while raising concerns about a utility-backed proposal to cap the amount of credits that community solar customers receive on their bills.

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