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Patrick Administration’s New Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Poised to Rev Up Key Clean Energy Sector
by Jenny Rushlow

Last Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick announced the roll-out of a brand-new electric-vehicle (EV) rebate program in Massachusetts. At a celebration of the launch of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s electric transit bus fleet, Governor Patrick announced that the new $2 million initiative – the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOREV) program – will provide…

Salem Gas Plant Settlement: True Success Will Lie in Setting Required Emission Limits for Future Projects
by N. Jonathan Peress

By unanimous vote, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board has adopted a groundbreaking settlement agreement between Footprint Power and CLF regarding the New Jersey–based developer’s proposed natural-gas-fired power plant in Salem. That agreement requires an approximately 80% reduction in allowable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the proposed natural gas-fired power plant by 2050, and the…

USDA Ups Its Climate Game
by Ben Tettlebaum

Farmers serve as the canaries in the coal mine for our changing climate. They are often the most sensitive to and observant of extreme weather events, droughts, and floods. Farmers are accustomed to adapting to changing weather patterns – but climate change brings a whole new level of adaptation into play. Fortunately, the U.S. Department…

Breaking a Few Eggs: The 2014 Farm Bill
by Ben Tettlebaum

Today, President Obama signed into law the Agriculture Act of 2014, better known as the Farm Bill. Earlier this week, Congress passed the bill with bipartisan support. Making the omelet that is the 2014 Farm Bill involved breaking a few eggs, but it was a long overdue piece of legislation with many programs vital to…

New England Food Hub Site Suitability Analysis

Created to inform and enhance state- and regional-level discussions about food hub placement and food system development, the models and information provided in this analysis can help food entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers frame their decisions on the placement, design, and support for food hubs in underserved areas of New England.