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?
Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists warned that we have only a dozen years in which to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5C, in order to reduce the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The Global Warming Solutions Act passed by… Read More »Sharon’s master plan must deal with climate change
Green Municipal Energy Aggregation in Sharon Soon Sharon residents who are customers of Eversource or National Grid will be able to use clean energy without the high prices many associate with going “green.” The newly formed Energy Advisory Committee set up by the Town Board is currently interviewing energy brokers… Read More »Two ways to save money and reduce your carbon footprint
Summary of IPCC report prepared for Sustainable Sharon Coalition (SSC) Last Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report entitled SR15. The “one five” refers to 1.5°C, which is the rise in global temperature that we must try to limit ourselves to, or face even… Read More »The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC
Are you concerned about how climate change could affect your children’s future? Do you want Massachusetts to be a leader in the transition to a clean-energy economy? The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change recently filed an energy omnibus bill entitled, An Act to Promote a Clean Energy… Read More »The Energy Omnibus Bill: An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future (S.2302)