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Utilities need to stop building natural gas infrastructure

THIS SUMMER, the Commonwealth and our neighbors across New England have experienced the hottest month on record, historic flooding, and dangerous levels of air pollution. These unprecedented, unnatural disasters have put our communities, homes, and health at risk, especially for those with the least resources to bear the burden of climate change’s devastating impacts. Our only hope […]

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Unjamming the heating oil industry’s road to carbon neutrality

AT A RENEWABLE fuels conference in January, Kevin Beckett, CEO and president of oil burner manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp., announced that after years of research and development, the company’s much-anticipated B100 residential burner was finally entering production.   About the size of a home office printer, this 100-percent biofuel compatible burner is poised to unjam […]

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Healey launches offshore wind procurement at risky time

GOV. MAURA HEALEY launched what she described as the region’s largest offshore wind procurement this week. “With our top academic institutions, robust workforce training programs, innovative companies, and support from every level of government – Massachusetts is all-in on offshore wind,” she said. But what her press release failed to mention was that this procurement […]

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Workforce ready to reach clean energy goals

OUR COMMONWEALTH is beginning a revolutionary energy transformation and the steps we take now will dramatically shape our climate and economic future. From strategic and inclusive workforce development, to building our electrical infrastructure, to ensuring we can power our lives without polluting our air and water – we are all in this together. Massachusetts has […]

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DPU approves termination of offshore wind contract

THE MASSACHUSETTS Department of Public Utilities on Wednesday approved without comment the termination of an offshore wind power purchase agreement negotiated between Eversource and Commonwealth Wind and approved by the DPU at the end of last year. Avangrid, the developer behind Commonwealth Wind, sought the termination after it concluded rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and […]

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Three steps for turning the power grid around

THE UTTER DEVASTATION of summer flooding in New England and New York and the Canadian wildfire smoke that shrouded the Northeast in an orange haze in June shouts an inescapable truth louder than any voice: Climate change knows no geographic boundaries. Like it or not, the climate crisis is a global and regional issue. We’re […]