VOA News: Winners Outnumber Losers as Massachusetts Goes Green


As Massachusetts transitions from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy like wind and solar, the economic boost from the birth of new energy industries has surpassed any loss of economic activity from the closure of dirty fuel plants. While naysayers and fossil industry lobbyists have long cried wolf about the economic impact of moving away from carbon-emitting energy sources, Massachusetts’ transition to green energy has proven not to be a burden on the state economy. Economic growth in the state has continued to be strong, and green-sector jobs have increased dramatically since 2010.