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News  -  January 19, 2021

Massachusetts governor vetoes climate bill

January 19, 2021

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) vetoed a bill on Jan 14 that would update the state’s carbon emissions goals to make the state “net neutral” by 2050, citing that the bill didn’t do enough to help cities and towns adapt to the effects of climate change. ...read more

News  -  January 19, 2021

Fifth Third Bank achieves carbon neutrality for 2020 operations

January 19, 2021

Fifth Third Bank announced on Jan. 19 that it reached carbon neutrality for its operations in 2020, including greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities and business travel. ...read more

News  -  January 19, 2021

Energy transition investment reached $500 billion in 2020

January 19, 2021

On Jan. 19 BloombergNEF (BNEF) announced a new broad measure of energy transition investment showing global record-breaking 2020 commitments to decarbonization totaling $501.3 billion. This beats the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic....read more

Research  -  January 8, 2021

NRDC's 8th Annual Energy Report: Slow and Steady Will Not Win the Climate Race

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/8/2021
Source: NRDC
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

January 8, 2021

NRDC presents its 2020 Annual Energy Report, for 2019 and part of 2020, highlighting both the progress made and challenges to face in transitioning to a carbon-free economy....read more

Columns  -  January 20, 2021 - By Ceres

Veto of landmark climate bill is a missed opportunity for Massachusetts

January 20, 2021 - By Ceres

The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to veto landmark climate legislation is extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, according to this column from Ceres. The organization is calling on state legislators to reintroduce this legislation immediately, noting that the Commonwealth cannot afford to delay the transition to a net-zero emissions future that is already underway. ...read more

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