Large ground-mounted industrial solar projects have already destroyed over 4,000 acres of Massachusetts forests and farmland according to a recent Mass Audubon and Clark University
Grassroots campaign calls on Governor Baker to put moratorium on state subsidies for large solar that cuts down forests, harms waterways and Indigenous sites. They deliver 1,400 petitions for smart solar siting in Massachusetts.
At 140 Tihonet Road in Wareham, AD Makepeace and Borrego Solar propose one of three large ground mounted solar projects that in total will completely
Texas based PowerPlus is proposing a 150 MW lithium ion storage battery system in a residential neighborhood in Carver MA. Governor Baker calls this clean energy-it will store electricity from fossil fuel plants until maybe some day in the future there is renewable electricity in SE MA that needs storage. Carver already has 19 large ground mounted solar projects with battery storage. We’ve done our part. Put it elsewhere.
MEPA RUBBER STAMPS Cranberry Point environmental report. See the Certificate here. CLWC MEPA comments here and exhibits here Carver Concerned Citizens MEPA comments here Cranberry
Cranberry Point – Power Plus facility requires state Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) approval. Read more here. Save the Pine Barrens intervenes at EFSB, submits
Solar developer ConEdison proposes to clear-cut Pine Barrens forest, denude land for large ground mounted solar, batteries Site located on Weweantic River, ancient Native American
In Massachusetts, siting board hearings concluded on 10/31/22 on PowerPlus Cranberry Point BESS storage system. The 150 MW project will be located in a residential neighborhood abutting cranberry bogs and over a sole source drinking water aquifer. Experts testified that CP’s application was incomplete and did not have adequate protections for safety and prevention of air toxics in the event of a thermal runaway that will release toxic hydrofloruide gasses.
Priority Habitat destroyed; Makepeace leasing land to Borrego Solar for 20 years The entire 42 acre site is identified as Priority Habitat 490 and “Priority
Pristine, ancient forest target for clear-cut, grading for 22 acres of solar panels and lithium ion batteries Fearing Hill is one of the highest points