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Gov. Charlie Baker to sign order to help curb climate change

climate change, global warming

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign an executive order designed to limit the state’s contribution to global climate change. Baker says the order he plans to sign on Friday will lay out a comprehensive approach to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard residents, municipalities and businesses from the impacts of climate change. The Republican said ...

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Baker signs bill lifting solar energy caps

Baker signs bill lifting solar energy caps

BOSTON (AP) — A new state law could jumpstart stalled solar energy projects in Massachusetts. The measure given final approval by lawmakers last week and signed Monday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker raises caps on the state’s net metering program. Net metering allows homeowners, solar developers and municipal governments to sell excess power they generate back to the electrical grid ...

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Protesters hope rally will help kill pipeline plan

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Opponents of a plan to construct a natural gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts hope a rally on Saturday will further mobilize rising public opinion against the project. Protesters from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York were staging a “Stop the Pipeline Statewide Summit” in Fitchburg. Rally organizer Cathy Kristofferson called a pipeline of such massive scale “a ...

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