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New statewide energy coalition Mass Power Forward encourages residents, politicians to fight for clean energy

A new energy coalition has formed in Massachusetts and is calling for a stronger commitment to powering the commonwealth with clean, renewable energy sources. Members of the new coalition Mass Power Forward held press conferences in Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, Peabody, Pittsfield and Weymouth at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Several Western Massachusetts elected officials and…

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A bright future for roadside solar farms

Five solar projects sprouting along the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 3 are not the largest in the state, but they are among the most visible and striking examples of a solar industry that has grown more rapidly than most policy makers and energy specialists ever imagined. As tens of thousands of commuters whiz by, the…

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Why Plug Into Solar Energy?

Guest post from JNA Solar Why should you plug into solar energy? Solar energy is one of the many answers to our global energy needs. The sun is free and shining with limitless abundance everyday. Solar is a natural, eco-friendly answer to providing renewable, affordable power through an ever expanding array of different products. Whether you…

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What is an SREC in Massachusetts?

A Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) is a way to measure the amount of clean electricity a solar power system produces. Power companies – the utilities like Eversource, National Grid, Western Massachusetts Electric – are required to produce a certain amount of clean energy, or to purchase it from those who build their own solar power system. The current price…

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Hillary Clinton calling for a 700% increase in Solar Power – is solar power now politically sexy?

Presidential front runner Hillary Clinton recently pitched to the nation, “I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency,” Clinton said at a rally on Sunday in Ames, Iowa. “And I’ve got to tell you, people who argue against this are just not paying attention.” Her campaign said the goals would lead…

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