Local leaders recently gathered to celebrate the inclusion of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Wayland and Sudbury in a new Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center report on innovative clean energy programs at the municipal level.
“The best ideas for clean energy often start at the local level,” said Ben Hellerstein, state director for the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. “If we want to have cleaner air, healthier communities and a safer future for our children, we need to move rapidly toward 100% renewable energy from sources like the sun and the wind. These communities are showing how to make it happen.”
The report, Renewable Communities, features these five communities alongside 19 other Massachusetts cities and towns that are leading the way toward 100% renewable energy. The report discusses renewable electricity, energy efficiency, clean transportation and heating and energy storage programs, including Lexington’s 100% renewable school projects, Concord’s electric school bus pilot and the Lincoln-Sudbury-Wayland Solarize Mass Plus campaign. (read more)
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