Bob Massie on Energy & Oil
Ran Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston
I ran a program for the past two years here in Boston that focused on climate justice, called the Sustainable Solutions Lab [at UMass Boston].
Boston could lose as much as a third of its land mass under sea-level rise, and with the other elements of storm surge and heat islands, and so forth, the city is going to come under unbelievable pressure.
Some of [the affected places] are wealthier neighborhoods like Back Bay. One of them is the Seaport District--where, idiotically, we've put $2 billion of new investment in the most likely place to flood.
[With] Seaport, the city approved it, and architects designed it, the bankers paid for it, and the insurance companies insured it--oh, and GE even put their headquarters there--and the whole thing's going under water.
Source: Commonwealth Magazine on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Jun 16, 2017
Transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy
Environmentalist and entrepreneur Robert Massie says he's running for governor in 2018. Massie was most recently head of the University of Massachusetts Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab--which focuses on climate change research and preparedness.
Among Massie's top priorities is bringing more sustainable energy options to the state, which he said will create new jobs and boost a new sector of the economy.
He said, "We have an opportunity to transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy at a much faster rate, like what's going on across the world."
"I think it's about vision and leadership," he said. "Can you lay out a future for the state
, drawing from the millions of wonderful ideas that people have , and have Massachusetts become again a leading force in the United States, pushing us towards a new economy that creates new jobs and is much more fair."
Source: WBUR 90.9 FM (NPR) on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race
, Apr 24, 2017
GOP denies the laws of physics; 35% renewable by 2020
Right now we face stark choices that will determine the future of our planet. Scientists document a constant global environmental assault. Though the stakes couldn't be higher, politicians like Scott Brown are making the problem worse. We must object to
Congressional Republicans who deny the laws of physics in order to gut our environmental safeguards. We need to derive at least 35% of America's electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2020.
Source: Campaign website, www.bobmassie.org, "Issues"
, Jul 16, 2011
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