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Utility Bill Assistance: Massachusetts Resources

Massachusetts Resources for Utility Bill Assistance The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greater Boston housing market has received a lot of attention as people have struggled to pay rent and mortgages and an eviction crisis looms. People aren’t just struggling to pay their direct housing costs: many also struggle with their utility costs, […]

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Earth Week at MAPC: Events and Project Highlights

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans – 10 percent of the United States’ population – demonstrated to raise awareness of air, water, and soil pollution and to support federal and state environmental protection mandates. This remains the largest single day of protest in U.S. history.   Many point to this day – Earth Day – […]

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MAPC Submits Public Comment on Governor Baker’s Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

For Release: March 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis released the following statement this morning: “MAPC would like to thank the Baker Administration for the opportunity to provide input on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 at this critical juncture in the planning process. As drafted, the plan […]

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Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill

Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill Email Your Legislators The climate crisis threatens all of us—and especially Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy (S.30) will help shape a stronger climate future that can improve the lives of all Commonwealth residents and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions–and […]

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Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill

Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill Email Your Legislators and Governor Baker The climate crisis threatens all of us—and especially Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. The impacts of climate change are felt unequally throughout our communities. Residents of color are more likely to live in environmental justice areas with high exposure to pollutants, exacerbating their risk for […]

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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 Issues Statement on Trump Administration Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

Amanda Linehan Communications Director 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 2, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement responding to weakened fuel efficiency standards announced by the Trump administration. “MAPC strongly opposes fuel efficiency rollbacks that will imperil people’s health, our environment, and the economy of our region, state, and […]

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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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