MCAN in the Media

January 8th, 2020: In Cities, towns weigh banning gas hookups, Christian M. Wade for the Salem News writes about how Massachusetts communities are weighing and introducing gas bans at the town level to address climate change in our Commonwealth

January 7th, 2020: Cameron Peterson and MCAN's Rebecca Winterich-Knox wrote Massachusetts needs a Net Zero building code.

November 8, 2019: Commonwealth Magazine wrote about the fight spearheaded by MCAN for a Net Zero building code. Read "Cracking the Climate Code" here.

October 25, 2019: Our local clean energy organizing fellow, Miche, got to speak at Boston University's Students for the UN Day. Read the article here!

October 18, 2019: Ted McIntyre spoke during Franklin's forum on the climate crisis. Read the article here.

July 19, 2019: Carol Oldham's letter to the editor was published in the Lowell Sun. Read "Editorial misses mark totally" here

May 20, 2019: The Energy News Network published a piece about MCAN's Net Zero stretch code campaign. Read "Massachusetts considers net-zero standard for new buildings" here.

March 18, 2019: Carol Oldham's op-ed was published in Metrowest Daily. Read the article titled "The need to clean up municipal light plants" here.

March 14, 2019: Oriana Reilly's letter to the editor was published in the Groton Herald. Find the article titled "Let's encourage geld to become a clean energy leader" here.

March 11, 2019: The Municipal Light Plant Report Card was mentioned again in Ipswich's climate column, titled "Free energy audits to save money and energy." Read the article here.

March 8, 2019: Oriana Reilly's letter to the editor was published in Southcoast Today. Titled "Municipal light plants can be leaders on clean energy." Read the article here.

February 27th, 2019: MCAN's Municipal Light Plant Program Coordinator Oriana Reilly quoted in Northeast Energy News about the Municipal Light Plant Report Card. Image description: Title of the news article reads "Mass. climate group says municipal utilities moving too slow on clean power" with a picture of a nuclear reactor, owned in part by Hudson Municipal Light Plant, set against a foreground of brown grass. Read more here.

February 26th, 2019: A letter to the editor published by a local Muni activist in Ipswich mentions their attendance at MCAN's semi-annual Green Muni Action Summits. The title is "Let sunlight be the disinfectant and energy source." Read the letter in the Ipswich Chronicle here. 

February 24th, 2019: An editorial in the Ipswich Chronicle uncovers more details about Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts. Oriana Reilly is quoted on the effects of legislation proposed by the industry group. The title is "Does a trade association really run local electric departments?" Read the article here. 

February 24, 2019: The Boston Globe features Executive Director Carol Oldham's take on Speaker DeLeo's proposed $1 billion environmental grant program. Read what she had to say here.

February 14, 2019: An op-ed in Lynn regarding the necessity to get to 100% clean energy to protect the North Shore co-written by Ben Hellerstein of Environment Mass, Estrella Diaz of Neighbor to Neighbor and Carol Oldham of MCAN.

February 9, 2019: A letter to the editor in Middleborough about "What's the Score?" our report card on Municipal Light Plants. Read about it here.

February 6, 2019: Belmont light writes a response to Massachusetts Climate Action Network's Municipal Light Plant Report Card.

As the top-scoring Municipal Light Plant in the report, they write about their achievements and the room they still have to improve. Read about it in Wicked Local here.


January 30, 2019: Northeast Energy News references Politico's article in their daily digest. Read about it here.

January 29, 2019: On the day of its release, Oriana Reilly's Municipal Light Plant scorecard is the first item on the Politico Massachusetts Playbook.

Read Stephanie Murray's coverage of What's the Score?: A Comparative Analysis of Massachusetts Municipal Light Plants' Clean Energy and Climate Action Performance here.


MCAN board member Henrietta Davis stresses the importance and feasibility of a net-zero stretch code for Boston. Read her op-ed here


Cambridge City Councilor Matt Einson showed his support by signing a letter with 70 other local elected officials that takes a stand on increasing the RPS in Massachusetts. An article detailing the letter and efforts can be read here.

Carol Oldham, MCAN Executive Director, and Oriana Reilly, MCAN Local Clean Energy Organizing Fellow, were featured in this photo from WGBH, standing up for the RPS bills at the September 19th hearing.


MCAN's Executive Director Carol Oldham was quoted at our 100% local clean energy campaign launch in Greenfield. Read a story about the event here.

At the same press conference in Greenfield, MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham stressed the importance of local action when it comes to making change in legislation. You can read the Greenfield Reader's report on the press conference here.

 The Brookline Tab ran a story about the Community Choice Aggregation program that MCAN helped get started. Read the full article here.

On July 10th, MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham helped identify specific actions seniors can take to effect energy policies and practices in Lowell. Read her mention here.


Board Member and former mayor of Cambridge, Henrietta Davis penned an op-ed piece focusing on what communities can do to reduce emissions and embrace cleaner, renewable energy. Read her article here.

Executive Director Carol Oldham helped Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment celebrate 44 years of work. Read her mention in Item Live here.


MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre discusses how to make dirty energy a thing of the past. Read his piece in the Gazette here.

Ted McIntyre, president of MCAN's board of directors, argues that adapting to the changing climate isn't as important as combating the pollution in the state. Read his letter to the editor here

MCAN activist Jennifer Wexler combats President Trump's climate policies in her latest letter to the editor in the Canton Citizen. Read her concerns here.

David Mead-Fox, Treasurer of MCAN's Board, discusses how climate action can help preserve Cape Cod in his op-ed piece here.

Read MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre's thoughts on President Trump and the American people in the article here.

MCAN Executive Director Carol Oldham speaks with WGBH News about how she feels about the President Elect's views on climate change. You can read the full article here.


Ken Sazama, Jamaica Plain Resident and MCAN member, shares his thoughts on the Standing Rock demonstrations and protests. Read the full article here.


Jennifer Wexler urges Canton to fight back against Governor Baker's pipeline proposals. You can read her letter to the Canton Citizen here

MCAN Board President Ted McIntyre stresses the severity of the situation at Standing Rock. Read his letter to the Boston Globe here.


Sharon resident Bri McAlevey urges Massachusetts residents to keep fighting the proposed pipeline that would run through the Commonwealth. She expressed her concerns to the Sharon Advocate here:


In the wake of the 2016 election, voters are flocking to local non-profits. Look at what organizations are growing with these new volunteers here.

Read how Sustainable Lexington plans on cleaning its energy in the town and what you can do to help here.

Michael Bettencourt and the Winchester Board of Selectmen talk about what it means to be a Green Community and how Massachusetts can further pursue clean energy. Read their opinion editorial here.

MCAN member Elizabeth Davey talks about the dangers of hydropower and the consequences of these long-term contracts with Canada. Read her letter to the editor here

Kelly Annese started with MCAN in June as an intern. Make sure to read her take on hydropower and offshore wind in her letter here.

Interested in how the House and Senate energy bills would reduce carbon emissions? Be sure to read Dr. Tommy Vitolo's opinion editorial here

Carbon pricing is a new and innovative take on clean energy. Read Faith Simon's letter to the editor stressing the importance of tools like carbon pricing to combat climate change.


Cambridge leader Quinton Zondervan talks about the House bill and the important amendments it included. See his letter to the editor here.

Are you interested in the inner working of utilities companies and how they affect clean energy? Read Faith Simon and Connie Glore's piece about Massachusetts utility companies in their letter to the editor



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