Energy

Offshore Wind Update

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

Governor Baker Pledges Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050!!

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!!

New Trio of State Senate Climate Change Bills Proposed!

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!

Solar Companies from Local Referrals

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: selah@rayahsolar.com Office: (617) 564-3159 Sunbug Solar Website:  www.sunbugsolar.com… Read More »Solar Companies from Local Referrals

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

November Energy News

Weymouth compressor station – Coastal Zone Management granted the one remaining state permit needed by Enbridge yesterday, Nov. 12, for the Weymouth compressor station project. FRRACS (Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station) will continue to fight the project, focusing on the site’s soil contamination. Eversource and National Grid have… Read More »November Energy News

Carbon Pricing – Why and Are We Ready?

State Representative Mathew Muratore, Republican, 1st District Plymouth, wrote in a mid-August op-ed letter, “…only 20 percent of the state’s total emissions come from electricity… Specifically we need to reduce emissions in transportation and our heating sectors, which collectively account for 69 percent of the state’s carbon emissions.”  It is… Read More »Carbon Pricing – Why and Are We Ready?