Ben
Hellerstein

State Director, Environment Massachusetts

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College
Ben directs Environment Massachusetts’ efforts to promote clean air, clean water, clean energy and open spaces in Massachusetts. In 2016, he launched a campaign to repower Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy. Prior to assuming his current role, Ben led the organization’s effort to get Massachusetts to 20 percent renewable electricity by 2025. His areas of expertise lie in renewable energy and the impacts of fossil fuel pollution, and he has authored reports on clean energy policies at the local, state and federal levels, earning media coverage statewide. Ben lives in Boston, where he enjoys exploring the city on foot, by bike and by public transit.

Posts by Ben Hellerstein
Appliance efficiency standards could cut climate pollution

Appliance efficiency standards could cut climate pollution

As Massachusetts battles a lingering drought that has called attention to the need to conserve water in the state, a policy that would save water and energy is currently pending as part of a package of climate legislation under consideration on Beacon Hill.

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The solar decision in Massachusetts: explained.

The solar decision in Massachusetts: explained.

Finally! After more than year of gridlock, Governor Baker signed a bill that lifts restrictive caps on solar, opening the door for enough solar to power 100,000 Massachusetts homes with clean energy. The bill is a necessary step that will allow solar to continue to expand — but there is more work to do to put Massachusetts on track towards 100% clean, renewable energy.

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