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Ed Markey Town Meeting

March, 2008 - Congressman Ed Markey will be holding a Town Meeting on Energy Independence and Global Warming in Weston on Sunday, March 16th.

Statewide Clean Energy Survey

August, 2007 - The Civil Society Institute released the results of a statewide survey commissioned by it and carried out by Opinion Research Corporation that shows that a "solid majority" of Massachusetts residents across the political spectrum want Massachusetts to become a national leader in alternative energy technology and also support projects such as Cape Wind.

Full Survey Results

Highlights include:

  • 93% of Massachusetts residents agree that Massachusetts should be "a national leader in using cleaner and renewable energy on a large scale by moving ahead with offshore wind power" and other clean energy initiatives.
  • 84% of Massachusetts residents (including 58% of Cape residents) support the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project
  • 88% of Massachusetts residents think Governor Patrick should follow California Governor Schwarzengger "when it comes to state government leadership on global warming solutions and the promotion of clean, renewable energy."