Offshore Wind Solidifies Its Role as a Major Player in the Clean Energy Future

Since the passing of legislation back in 2016 that authorized the state’s utilities to procure up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, the big question has been what will this do to our electric rates? We recently learned the answer: electric rates will go down. According to a filing made by the Department of Energy Resources, the first 800 MW offshore wind project will result in a 0.1% to 1.5% reduction in our monthly electric bills.

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Legislature Misses Opportunity to Take Bold Action on Climate Change

Yesterday, leaders from the House and Senate released a bill that will modestly move the Commonwealth along a path to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction requirements. This bill (H4857) contained some laudable elements, but provides little in the way of bold policy innovation and leadership expected from the Bay State.

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Historic Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in New England

Two offshore wind energy projects have been selected by the region’s utilities to provide power to Massachusetts (Vineyard Wind – 800 megawatts) and Rhode Island (Deepwater Wind – 400 megawatts), jumpstarting the nation’s offshore wind industry.

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Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment

On Monday, April 23, ELM and 12 co-sponsoring organizations hosted a Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment. View the full video of the forum.

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Offshore Wind is Coming!

Three experienced companies just submitted proposals to fulfill the state’s groundbreaking requirement that utilities include offshore wind power as part of their energy mix. Now that the proposals are in, they need to be reviewed quickly so the process can continue moving forward.

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Join us for Parks and Water Lobby Day

Join your friends and fellow park and water advocates from around Massachusetts for an exciting Lobby Day at the State House this fall! Meet with legislative offices for your Representative and Senator to urge them to support increased funding for our state agencies charged with stewarding these precious resources.

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What’s Your MA Park Story?

Massachusetts boasts hundreds of state parks that enable us to enjoy nature, recreation, history and culture. ELM is launching a storytelling campaign to learn what you love about Massachusetts state parks. Please click below to share your story including videos, photos or audio files. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, park regular, or frequent volunteer, we are eager to hear why your state park matters to you.

 

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And the Roast is History

Thank you to everyone who came to the Roast of George Bachrach on September 16th and made it a night to remember. Our outstanding emcees, Alison King and Jim Braude, kept the room laughing throughout the night while our roasters, Governor Mike Dukakis, Senator Ed Markey, Renee Loth, Roger Berkowitz, Ira Jackson, and a video from the Honorable William Bulger gave unique and hilarious insight to the many ways George Bachrach has impacted Massachusetts.

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