City Council votes YES to authorize Community Choice Energy

On Oct. 3, 2017, the City Council held a public hearing attended by more than 200 people to consider authorizing the adoption of Community Choice Energy (CCE) in Boston. On Oct. 4, the Council voted unanimously to do so, and Oct. 10, Mayor Walsh signed the authorization. WRSE has supported and worked hard to bring Community Choice Energy to Boston. Read More »

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Drive Green: Electric car discounts

Mass Energy—a nonprofit with the mission to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable—has made its electric vehicle discount program permanent. Anyone is eligible to receive a discount to purchase or lease any of a number of electric vehicles. Be sure to check out Drive Green now if you are considering buying an electric car. Read More »

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Sign the pledge to be an environmental voter

Environmentalists vote in shockingly low numbers. Politicians won’t listen until we start voting. Join the Environmental Voter Project and sign the pledge now to vote this Election Day. The stakes have never been higher for our environment than they are in the upcoming election. Read More »

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NSTAR ends green-power option; WRSE recommends switching to a Mass Energy green-power program

Effective July 2015, NSTAR no longer offers its option to purchase green energy. The good news is that Mass Energy’s green-power programs should be your next stop. Mass Energy is a nonprofit, green-power supplier based in Boston whose green-power programs allow NSTAR customers to support electricity generated from local renewable sources. Mass Energy offers 100% renewable power at a cheaper rate than NSTAR did, and all green-power payments through Mass Energy are 100% tax deductible. Learn more and sign up here! Read More »

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Sampling of the media coverage of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline

The Boston media finally takes notice of the hazardous situation facing residents in the densely populated Grove area of West Roxbury in the proposal to put a high-pressure gas pipeline and M&R Station there across from the active, blasting quarry. Among other recent coverage, WBZ TV and the Globe ran excellent pieces outlining the situation, and local cable TV network BNN interviewed WRSE’s Ray Porfilio and Rep. Ed Coppinger on the issue Jan. 23. Read More »

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WRSE Rebuttal to Spectra ad mailer on the WR Lateral pipeline

On December 22 and 23, Spectra Energy blanketed West Roxbury with a mailed advertising piece that touts the benefits of the company’s proposal to build a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline called the West Roxbury Lateral into the Grove neighborhood. The advertisement neither tells the whole story of this proposal nor speaks honestly about many of the facts. It is our intent here to provide a fuller picture of the West Roxbury Lateral and fill in the numerous gaps left out of the Spectra Energy ad mailer which are crucial to residents’ understanding the value of the pipeline as well as potential safety and health issues surrounding its current proposed location. Read More »

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