Video: Top trends in climate and energy in New England

Journalists from The Boston Globe, WBUR and RTO Insider join Canary Media to talk about progress and pitfalls in the Northeast’s clean energy transition.
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Sam Mintz, Miriam Wasser and Sabrina Shankman at the Canary Live Boston event on April 6, 2023.

Watch a panel discussion that took place among journalists at the Canary Live Boston event on April 6, 2023 at Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts. How much progress are Massachusetts and other New England states making in building clean energy resources and electrifying buildings and transportation? 


  • Miriam Wasser of WBUR

  • Sabrina Shankman of The Boston Globe

  • Sam Mintz from RTO Insider


  • Maria Virginia Olano of Canary Media

Massachusetts has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, one of the most ambitious climate goals in the country. That will require more than 50 gigawatts of clean energy resources, most of which is expected to come from offshore wind, though that’s now just a nascent industry in the region. Meeting the net-zero goal will also require the state to quickly decarbonize its buildings and, perhaps most challenging of all, electrify both private vehicles and public transit. So is Massachusetts on track to achieve the deep emissions cuts it needs to keep its climate promises? Which sectors are falling behind, and where are the biggest opportunities right now? How does it compare to other New England states? This hour-long panel discussion digs into all of these questions and more.

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