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Massachusetts and Solar Power

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Massachusetts is not known for its sunny climate and can’t compete with California where huge solar-power farms in the desert can produce hundreds of megawatts of electricity. Nevertheless, the state is enthusiastically embracing solar energy wherever it can.



Recycling Christmas Trees

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Were you among the 20 million Americans that put up a real Christmas tree? Most of the Fraser firs and blue spruces so lovingly decorated last Christmas ended up in the same place:  the curb.



Flying On Green Energy


If you’ve ever used an online carbon footprint calculator, you may have been surprised by how much of your energy usage comes from air travel.   A few flights a year and you’ve produced as much carbon as you have from driving your car all year.



Reducing Phosphorus Pollution In Lake Erie

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Toxic algal blooms have been spreading throughout Lake Erie. In August, contamination left 400,000 residents in Ohio and Michigan without water for 72 hours. Now, legislators are taking steps to prevent future catastrophes by regulating farming practices.



Enhanced Geothermal Systems


Geothermal electricity is a clean, around-the-clock source of power, but has been limited to those few sites where the earth’s heat has created sources of hot water under the ground. Enhanced Geothermal Systems or EGS generate geothermal electricity without the need for natural hot springs or similar hydrothermal resources.


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