July 2016

Massachusetts Community Solar Industry at Risk Due to Regulatory Changes

July 27, 2016

More and more people are interested in ‘going solar,’ but most people cannot put solar panels on their roof. Imagine this: you want to go solar, get an on-site assessment, and find out that your roof is not adequate due to tree shading, direction of the roof, or age of the roof. Over the last couple of years, community solar has emerged as a solution to this problem. Community solar involves building off-site solar arrays that produce enough energy for dozens or even hundreds of homes.

Leading the way to 100% renewable energy

July 26, 2016

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center has offered a preview of their new report, which identifies cities and towns leading the way towards 100% renewable energy. The report, Renewable Communities, will feature profiles of Melrose, Boston, Auburn, Holyoke, and 12 other Massachusetts cities and towns that are adopting far-reaching clean energy and energy e

The Terrifying Truth About Air Pollution

July 18, 2016

Think Boston has clean air?  Think again.

More than 2,000 people die each year in Boston alone from breathing air pollution from burning fossil fuels. That is the third worst death rate per capita from particulate matter pollution of all the major US metropolitan areas. 

The Shining Rewards of Rooftop Solar

July 14, 2016

It’s easy to marvel at the U.S.’ largest solar plant, located in the Mojave Desert: The Ivanpah concentrating solar power plant takes advantage of abundant sunlight to create almost as much electricity as a tr