Barbara Kates-Garnick

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Stories by Barbara Kates-Garnick

MA should finance climate change projects abroad

MA should finance climate change projects abroad

Barrett bill would allow tax refunds to go to UN fund

BY PROPOSING TO SLASH FEDERAL SPENDING to combat climate change, President Trump has declared war on our ability to deal with a very real, existential global problem that cannot be solved by building walls.  As Washington abrogates its leadership both at home and abroad, states and cities must step up on both.  Globally, the poorest(...)

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The Trump threat on energy

The Trump threat on energy

Fears of shift toward fossil fuels are real

WHILE DONALD TRUMP’S VICTORY has sent many shock waves, perhaps there’s none more immediate than those now coursing through New England’s progressive energy policy. That policy has led the nation in energy efficiency, renewables, and innovation, all with the intent of lowering greenhouse gas emissions to stave off climate change. The broad threats of a(...)

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Natural gas is a bridge

Natural gas is a bridge

Fuel connects to clean-energy future

WHEN VERMONT YANKEE stopped producing electricity for the grid last month, it achieved a major policy goal for advocates of deactivation but it also removed a major clean energy source from our region’s mix of power generation. This deactivation comes in the midst of a time of crisis for our region’s energy consumers, a crisis(...)

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