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Activists warn solar power projects in Massachusetts are being stalled while legislators trade proposals behind closed doors on Beacon Hill in an effort to break a stalemate over a key incentive program.

For months now, advocates for clean energy, municipal officials, small business owners, and the solar power industry have sent letters and signed petitions urging state legislators to act immediately to lift the cap on net metering –  the system that pays solar power generators for the electricity sent to the power grid.

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An environmental action group is launching an effort to encourage big box stores to utilize their rooftops for solar power.

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The Massachusetts legislature recessed formal sessions for the year earlier this week without renewing a solar power incentive program.  It leaves many solar power projects across the state in limbo.

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A pairs of reports by the advocacy group Environment Massachusetts highlight what it calls “game-changing” opportunities that can rapidly cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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An environmental advocacy organization is campaigning in Massachusetts to drum up public support for ending restrictions on a solar power incentive program.

Dozens of solar power projects in Massachusetts have stalled because limits have been reached on a program that compensates the owners of large solar arrays, according to an activist, a Co-op Power company executive, and a municipal official who spoke Tuesday on the steps of Springfield City Hall.

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With Charlie Baker to be sworn in as governor of Massachusetts in less than one month, community leaders are urging the Republican to expand solar power in the commonwealth.

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As governor-elect Charlie Baker pieces together his administration, advocates for solar power are urging the Massachusetts Republican to make the renewable energy source a key initiative.

A new study released today says a proposal by the Obama administration to reduce power plant emissions to combat climate change would also have benefits for people’s health.

A study from Harvard, Boston and Syracuse University scientists said there would be substantial health benefits if carbon emissions from power plants are reduced by the levels being considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Environmentalists in Massachusetts are campaigning to make sure federal funding remains intact to preserve the commonwealth’s parks and natural resources.

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A recent report shows the United States has taken a chunk out of its carbon dioxide emissions over the past seven years as a result of actions and policies.

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