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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

by Chelsea W. // Student

French environmentalists cheered as France passed a law mandating all new buildings being built in commercial zones must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. This law will stimulate …

Filed under: Green Building News

Keywords: Government,Policy,France

3 replies | 1451 views | Posted on: 05/27/2015 | Last updated: 06/01/2015

Massachusetts Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee - Legislative Hearing on Carbon Pricing, Tuesday October 12th

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Legislative Hearing on Carbon Pricing Tuesday, October 27, 12pm – 3pm (we're expecting this to be a long hearing covering many bills, so we'll use some of the time to make visits to our representat…

Filed under: Massachusetts

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Keywords: Carbon Pricing,Policy,Fossil Fuels,Utiities

0 replies | 462 views | Posted on: 10/22/2015 | Last updated: 10/22/2015

MA State House: Energized To Discuss New Energy Bill

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

This past Wednesday, there was tension in the Massachusetts House, as state representatives began debating a new energy bill. The bill requires MA utilities to seek out long-term contracts to purchase…

Germany calls for gas/diesel car ban by 2030

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) approved a resolution that calls for a ban on new intern…

Filed under: Electric Vehicles

Keywords: Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction

0 replies | 1654 views | Posted on: 02/15/2017 | Last updated: 02/15/2017

Regional and State Energy Policy Update, September 7 in Portland ME

by AbbieKnight

Regional Energy Policy - Clean Energy Procurement In 2017, Massachusetts called out for proposals for 1200 megawatts (MW) of clean energy and 1600 MW of offshore wind. Bids have been submitted for …

Filed under: Events

Keywords: Policy

0 replies | 310 views | Posted on: 08/14/2017 | Last updated: 08/14/2017