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Massachusetts pushing ahead with renewable energy initiative

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BOSTON (AP) - Proposals are flooding in to help Massachusetts ramp up its reliance on renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower.

The state has received nearly four dozen bids for a contract to add more renewable power - enough to power nearly 200,000 homes - and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

It's the first part of two-step process mandated by a law signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker last year.

A month before bids were due on the first contract on July 27, the state issued a request for proposals for off-shore wind projects. The goal of that request is to help ween Massachusetts off as much greenhouse gas-emitting power plants as possible.

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