March 31, 2023

What is the Massachusetts Clean Heat Standard? 

by Caitlin Peale Sloan

If you live in a home with an oil or gas furnace or boiler, like most people in Massachusetts, turning up the heat is the end of an unseen odyssey for your heating fuel. Between drilling, refining, and transport, fuels can travel thousands of miles before they are delivered into homes and burned for heat.… Continue reading What is the Massachusetts Clean Heat Standard? 

A hand adjusts the temperature on a thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
March 30, 2023

Maine to see More Renewable Energy with Two New Projects 

by Phelps Turner

These projects will ramp up clean energy in Maine, helping slow climate change and lower costly electricity bills.

Two wind turbines, which harness wind power as a source of renewable energy, against a cloudy sky with mountains in the distance.
March 29, 2023

New Bedford Residents Say No to Polluting Facility

by Adilson González Morales

Parallel Products wants to expand its current recycling facility into a trash transfer station. That spells bad news for the New Bedford residents. CLF and our partners are stepping up to protect the community and environment.

trash can filled with plastic waste
March 27, 2023

Connecticut’s New Bottle Law Kicks the Can Down the Road

by Mara Shulman

Connecticut just took a big step back in its commitment to recycling. In 2021, legislators voted to modernize and expand the state’s bottle return program by raising the deposit fee and making more types of beverage containers eligible. Last month, these same legislators inexplicably chose to weaken the program by approving a measure that will… Continue reading Connecticut’s New Bottle Law Kicks the Can Down the Road

A bottle litters a sidewalk
March 16, 2023

What Is Energy Efficiency?

by Bethany Kwoka

Energy efficiency is not just about conserving energy or changing your old lightbulbs. It’s about getting more bang for your buck with every appliance – and making sweeping changes so that every level of our economy can do the same.

energy efficiency saves both money and electricity
March 16, 2023

New Study Shows Offshore Wind Can Provide Reliable Energy Year-Round 

by Nick Krakoff

Offshore wind can save us money on our energy bills, provide more electricity in cold temperatures, and slow the effects of climate change.

A view from the ground-up of wind turbines against a blue sky with some clouds.
March 8, 2023

Ohio Train Derailment Reveals the Toxic Face of Fossil Fuels and Plastics

by Staci Rubin

The derailment of a train carrying toxic petroleum-based chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio in February is a sad consequence of the fossil fuel industry’s deadly plastics push.

A black plume and fireball rise over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
March 8, 2023

What Will It Cost to Create a Safer Ocean for Endangered Right Whales?

We analyzed two sectors of the commercial lobster fishery to determine what it will cost to transition to ropeless gear.

Ropeless gear on a fishing boat
March 2, 2023

Winds of Change

by Staci Rubin

With at least nine new offshore wind farms geared to start spinning in New England by 2028, now is the moment to consider what thoughtful and inclusive offshore wind infrastructure looks like.

Construction of an offshore wind turbine
February 28, 2023

Here’s Why Vermont Needs to Ban Toxic Dock Foam

by Julie Silverman

Dock foam pollution harms wildlife and water quality – that’s why we must take action to ban it in Vermont and regionwide.

Small and large pieces of dock foam pollution