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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Life is a beech

When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

Giving revenue to people can calm the carbon pricing angst seen in France

Late last month, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to place a fee on carbon and allocate all revenue to households in the form of a monthly dividend.

Gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez pledges to stop expansion of gas pipelines, urges investment in renewable energy

When asked about one of the biggest, and longest running, environmental issues in the Berkshires—cleaning up the Housatonic River from PCB pollution dumped decades ago by General Electric—Gonzalez said he agrees with local communities and the EPA that the toxins should be “safely disposed offsite.”

Legislators compromise on clean energy legislation; net metering cap for solar left unchanged

“I definitely share in the disappointment about the lack of net metering increases. I understand there are a lot of folks in the Berkshires and in my district who are vocal proponents of lifting and even eliminating the cap on metering credits." -- State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli

News Brief: Mass. Senate passes omnibus clean energy bill; Pignatelli helps pass Hogan Agricultural Estate Tax

Rep William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, worked with Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, to include the agricultural estate tax reform bill as part of a larger environmental bond bill that seeks to address the Commonwealth’s climate-change preparedness and response plans.

Egremont Green News: Join the push for renewable energy

Fighting climate change can mean everything from sealing up drafty houses and driving an electric vehicle to keeping up with a fossil-free push that is gaining steam worldwide.
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