April 27, 2023

The Truth about Overfishing

by Adilson González Morales

Overfishing is not caused by the actions of an individual boat. It’s a systemic problem in which federal regulators may allow fish to be caught faster than they can replenish themselves.

Atlantic Cod fish
April 19, 2023

The Vermont Affordable Heat Act can Keep Us Moving

by Elena Mihaly

This new bill can slash polluting emissions from our buildings and clean up Vermont’s heating fuel supply.

A hand turns the dial on a thermostat attached to a radiator to adjust the temperature.
April 14, 2023

This Earth Day, Let’s Commit to Getting Smart About Federal Climate Investments

by Bradley Campbell

This Earth Day, the U.S. Congress has finally given us a climate milestone to celebrate. How can we ensure that these momentous investments do not get squandered?

Solar panels on a commercial building in Massachusetts
April 14, 2023

Green Banks Could Help Make Our Green Energy Future a Reality

by Virginia Foote

Imagine you’re a homeowner who wants to swap an old oil-burning furnace for an efficient and climate-friendly electric heat pump. You’re excited to do it, except for one thing: You can’t afford it. Or suppose you’re a solar entrepreneur trying to convince a customer to save money and install solar panels on a multi-family apartment… Continue reading Green Banks Could Help Make Our Green Energy Future a Reality

April 12, 2023

5 Things To Do On Earth Day

by Pamela Reynolds

Earth Day is almost here! It’s our moment to honor our planet by taking concrete action to preserve the environment and fight climate change. After all, as the saying goes, there’s no Planet B.   So, this year, let’s celebrate Earth Day by pairing our small local efforts with BIG collective actions that can really… Continue reading 5 Things To Do On Earth Day

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 Could 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