Climate Leadership Newsletter

Learn about initiatives across Massachusetts:

December 2023 - Regional Climate Leader Summit, DPU Order 20-80, Tree Canopy Resource Sheet, and more

September 2023 - Community Choice Aggregation, Electric Buses & Fleet, Building Retrofits, and more.

February 2023 - Commuter rail electrification, funding opportunities, upcoming webinars, and more. 

May 2022 - Boston's Extreme Heat Plan, MassDOT Solar Canopies, MassCEC Equity Workforce Training Planning Grants, and more.

April 2022SMART Agricultural Solar Guidelines Finalized, Fare-Free Bus Pilot in Boston, Mass Fleet Advisor, Workshops and Grants, and more. 

March 2022Massachusetts Commission of Clean Heat, Franklin Town Councilors Anticipate Climate Change Mitigation Plan, More Fare-Free Bus Routes, and more. 

July 2021 - Fossil fuel-free buildings for Brookline, Northampton-Springfield Express Route gets electric busses, MetroWest Solar + Clean Heat Challenge, and more. 

March 2021 - Massachusetts is ready for Net Zero, Norwood Electric's "Double Your Discount" EV Rebate Program, New Regulations to Protect Pollinators, and more.

February 2021 - SMART guidelines available for public comment, MOR-EV rebate for trucks, Green Communities grant application now open, and more. 

January 2021 - Climate Roadmap Bill Update, New Bedford launches climate action plan, Cambridge Community Electricity Program, and more.

December 2020 - Community Choice Energy for Boston, Climate Resiliency Grants, MBTA update, and more. 

November 2020 - Mayflower Wind Project Update, Coastal Resilience for Dorchester, new bus lane for the Tobin Bridge, and more. 

October 2020 - The Cape needs a Climate Action Plan, Lexington municipal fleet adds all-electric vehicles, new MBTA contract will save money, and more.

September 2020 - Vineyard wind project, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant for Arlington, bike lanes for MA, and more. 

August 2020 - Solar options for Franklin and Marlborough, Drought conditions in MA, a Green New Deal for Boston, and more.

July 2020 - SMART emergency regulations finalized, Columbia Gas settlement, Racial equity muncipal master plan guidance, and more.

June 2020 - Updated COVID-19 resources, AG Healey calls for natural gas investigation, municipalities adapt street use for pandemic, and more.

May 2020 - Find COVID-19 Resources, Comment on the Net Zero Stretch Code, Support No Fossil Fuels in Schools, and more.

April 2020 - COVID-19 Resources for Municipalities, New Emission Limits for 2050, Updated Regulations for Solar, and more.

March 2020 - News about COVID-19 response and resources, clean energy and climate, clean transportation, a reading list, and more. 

February 2020 - News about clean energy, green comunities, new reduce & reuse workgroup, prizes for non-polluting lawns, clean transportation funding, and more. 

January 2020 - News about the three climate-related bills passed by the Massachusetts Senate, gas pipeline expansion in Westborough, solar farms in Springfield, new DEP rules on PFAS chemicals in drinking water, the extension of rebates for electric vehicle purchases, and more. 

December 2019 - News about Berkshire Wind, Net Zero Goals in Newton and Ashland, cranberry growers installing solar panels over bogs, grant awards for recycling, composting, and waste reduction projects, and about bike shares, shopping for electric vehicles, rules for e-scooters, and more. 

November 2019 - News about voting on the International Energy Conservation Code, grant opportunities for energy efficient affordable housing, waste reduction programs, and clean transportation solutions, and from Brookline, Cambridge, Hanson, Somerville, Holbrook, and more.

October 2019 - News about Boston's carbon neutral plans, the nation's first training facility for offshore wind crews, and from Taunton, Westborough, Ashland, and more.

September 2019 - News about the SMART program to facilitate solar projects, communities adopting net zero action plans and receiving green communities grants, and more.

August 2019 - News about voting on the International Energy Conservation Code, celebrating National Drive Electric week, and more.

July 2019 - News about climate change funding, the Mystic River watershed, CSI urban heat mapping, and from Lowell, Watertown, Beverly, and more!

June 2019 - News from Westport, Agawam, Newton, Watertown, and more!

May 2019 - News from Northampton, Amherst, Pelham, Sharon, Ashland, and more!

April 2019 - News from Lexington, Medford, Winchester, Plymouth, and more!

March 2019 - Notes from the Climate Leadership Summit, Drive Electric Earthy Day events, and more!

February 2019 - Congratulations to Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Hudson, Stow and Marshfield; News from Boxborough and Cohasset, ways to take action, and more! 

January 2019 - Climate Leadership Forum, Grant Programs, ways to take action, and more!