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June 4th Roundup: Surprise! Compressor Permit Vacated

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] INTRODUCING MARTHA I'm excited to introduce Martha Merrow, the first co-author of the Climate XChange Massachusetts Roundup! Currently working as CXC's Communications Fellow, Martha will assist in increasing our weekly content offering and expanding the reach of the...

May 28th Roundup: New Statewide Gas Leaks Map

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 18 state groups ask House leadership to advance Meschino Roadmap bill: A coalition of eighteen climate and environmental organizations, including 350 Massachusetts, ELM, the Trustees of Reservations, and the Climate Action...

May 21st Roundup: Climate Bills Face June 4th Deadline

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Lawmakers face June climate bill deadline: Legislators on the Joint Energy Committee (aka. TUE) are facing a deadline of June 4th, 2020 to report on climate legislation for this session. A number of...

May 14th Roundup: Consumer Confidence in Solar Up

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - AG Healey draws focus on intersecting impacts of COVID-19, environment, & race: This week, Attorney General Maura Healey released a report on the environmental factors that compound the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts in...

May 7th Roundup: Sunrise Boston Pushes Roll Call Vote on Renewables

Not a subscriber? Sign up here   BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Youth climate organizations meet threshold for renewable energy motion: Today (5/6), Sunrise Boston announced that eighteen House members had agreed to support their ‘Which Side Are You On’ pledge. These lawmakers promise...

Massachusetts Sets Target of 85% Cut in Emissions by 2050

Earlier this year, Governor Baker announced a new state mandate of “net zero emissions by 2050” during his annual State of the Commonwealth address. Since then his administration, led by Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Katie Theoharides, has been...

April 29th Roundup: Bostonians Consider Car-Free Streets

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] WEEKLY WEBINAR ROUNDUP - Is your organization hosting a remote training, webinar, or discussion? Does it touch on climate, energy, or the environment in Massachusetts? If yes, email me at Tim.Cronin@cabaus.org, and we'll include it in our new...

April 24th Roundup: “silly math” on Earth Day

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker administration announces boost in emissions targets...

April 17th Roundup: State to Double Solar Capacity

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - It's not all COVID on Beacon Hill: Although lawmakers are heavily focused on responding to the evolving coronavirus crisis, there has been some movement on climate and energy legislation this...