The attached Commonwealth Magazine article title “Good News, Bad News” on offshore wind says it all. But, with some bumps, the two big Massachusetts projects are proceeding slowly, even if way too slowly. It is mind boggling that there are NO offshore wind turbines on the east coast. The offshore… Read More »Offshore Wind Update
As of Earth Day, April 22, Massachusetts has new, lower, greenhouse gas emission limits. But wait – environmental groups are greeting the limits with a sense of disappointment. The state’s 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act required that greenhouse gases be reduced at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. The… Read More »State Finalizes New Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Our state Representative Louis Kafka and his Legislative Director Mark Hogan met with 7 of his constituents on Jan. 14, to include 5 Sharon folks, to discuss pending state environmental legislation. Representative Kafka has a record of supporting environmental legislation and this, his final year, seems to be no exception. … Read More »SSC Well Represented at 1/14 State House Lobby Day, Co-Sponsored by Mass Power Forward (MPF)
On January 21, as part of his annual address on the state of the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker pledged Massachusetts to a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making us the third state in the country to make such a commitment. The other two states are New… Read More »Governor Baker Pledges Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050!!
Last week was a big week for state climate change legislation! Keeping her January promise, state Senate President Karen Spilka unveiled a trio of major climate change bills. For an excellent summary of what this significant legislation contains, click on the following link: https://climate-xchange.org/2020/01/23/mass-senates-climate-bills-overview-summary-context/?mc_cid=a153a9295b&mc_eid=b09a2b1771# These bills are packed with all… Read More »New Trio of State Senate Climate Change Bills Proposed!
January 2019 ● Guest speakers: Bri McAlevey and Silas Fyler, Heat pumps – how can you heat and cool your house more efficiently?● SSC/NSGP Sharon residents lobby for a clean energy economy at the State House onThursday Jan. 24th ● Sharon’s residential water use of 337 million gallons for 2018 tied… Read More »2019 In Review
SOLAR PANEL CONTACTS Thinking of transitioning to solar? There are lots of good companies out there! Sustainable Sharon has received local recommendations for three solar companies. More information coming on our website soon, but here’s the list: Rayah Solar Website: www.rayahsolar.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (617) 564-3159 Sunbug Solar Website: www.sunbugsolar.com… Read More »Solar Companies from Local Referrals
GAS HOOKUP BAN – Gas hookup ban on new construction and major renovation – passed overwhelmingly in Brookline November 2019 town meeting. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has issued an executive order banning gas hookups on new city-owned construction. Other area towns such as Newton are looking into their own gas… Read More »Carbon Emissions – 2 Issues to Watch in 2020!
SIGN THIS PETITION – REQUEST FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY – TO HELP SPEED UP CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Quick action we can do now – help Attorney General Maura Healey help us develop more sustainable energy! Follow the link below to shout out to our electricity grid operator ISO! They make the electric grid rules, and we need greener rules now! Read Commonwealth Magazine article on this here:… Read More »SIGN THIS PETITION – REQUEST FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY – TO HELP SPEED UP CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT