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MAPC’s Statement on Govenor’s Veto of S.2995

MAPC STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF S. 2995 For Immediate Release: January 14, 2021 “Last month, the Baker Administration set ambitious goals for a net zero future by releasing the 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan outlining actions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change over the next decade. Massachusetts was on the cusp […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap

MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap For immediate release: Monday, January 4 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the Climate Policy Roadmap legislation in the Massachusetts House and Senate. “MAPC applauds the House and Senate for taking up Climate Policy Roadmap legislation today in the […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 State’s Clean Energy & Climate Plan

MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan Update For immediate release: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Baker Administration’s Update of the State’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan. “The Baker Administration’s Draft 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) […]

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MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement today after four jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, agreed to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector. “Establishing a multi-state initiative to curb transportation emissions was a key recommendation of Governor Baker’s Future of Transportation Commission,” said MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis, a member of the […]

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MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals

MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals For immediate release: Monday, December 21, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement today after four jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, agreed to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector. “Establishing a multi-state initiative to curb transportation emissions was a […]

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MAPC receives grant to advance battery electric school bus purchasing

MAPC today announced it has received state funding to develop a regional procurement model that would support expansion of electric battery school bus service across Massachusetts. MAPC shares the grant with primary grant recipient Highland Electric Transportation, which currently provides the Beverly Public School District with one electric bus.

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How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat In the Time of COVID

How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat In the Time of COVID Extreme heat is striking the MAPC region this summer and creating challenges as communities try to stay cool. Not only can the heat be deadly, but also it disproportionately impacts low-income communities and communities of color burdened with many other inequities. This summer […]

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MAPC Releases Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool

New Tool and Step-by-Step Guide: Community Greenhouse Gas Inventories A greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is an important part of developing a data-informed climate action plan. An inventory can help identify the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions within a community; from there, cities and towns can prioritize policies and programs for reducing emissions. By […]

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New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning

New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning Prioritize Net Zero Actions and Implement Equity with our Frameworks In response to the climate crisis, cities and towns across the globe have made commitments to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by maximizing reductions in energy use and supplying buildings, transportation, and infrastructure with renewable sources of […]

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Green Municipal Aggregation Toolkit: Support Renewable Energy

Use MAPC’s Updated Green Municipal Aggregation Toolkit to Support Renewables in Your City or Town In 2014, MAPC pioneered an exciting model for green municipal aggregation (GMA). For more than five years, we have worked with communities to adopt, deploy, and support GMA. Municipal aggregation, also known as community choice aggregation, allows a city or […]

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