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By Aditi Dalal | Mon, November 21, 2022
As temperatures approached record highs this summer, the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA or Act) brought hope for an actionable future. It set the United States on a course to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and represents one of the most significant climate investments ever made by the federal government. From loans to grants to tax credits, the IRA will…
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By Aditi Dalal | Mon, November 21, 2022
With some states seeing the first hint of snow, residents and homeowners are bracing themselves for the seasonal increase of heating fuel and electricity usage during the winter. Northeast consumers use more oil and gas for heat than anywhere else in the country. Over the past five years, residents in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island alone have paid more…
By Aditi Dalal | Thu, September 22, 2022
The landmark Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act (Act), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), aims to modernize and upgrade the national infrastructure by providing investments to tackle the climate crisis. Among other actions, BIL provides $500,000,000 for five years in funding for the State Energy Program (SEP) implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It updates the…
By Aditi Dalal | Wed, August 24, 2022
After weeks of back-and-forth between the Governor and the legislature, Massachusetts enacted An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind (Act). This act supports Massachusetts’ legally binding goals of achieving a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 1990 by targeting buildings, energy efficiency, and gas reductions, and builds on the 2021 Climate Law, An Act Creating…
By Aditi Dalal | Tue, July 12, 2022
As heat waves scorch the Midwest and Southeast U.S., reminding the nation of an ever-prevailing change in climate, Maryland has set one of the most ambitious climate targets in the U.S. The Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 (“Act”), signed into law by Governor Hogan, requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent by 2031 from 2006 levels and to achieve net-zero GHG…

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