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Clean Tech Policy Recommendations. January 2010. This brief outlines 10 policy recommendations that would support a Clean Tech Economy in Massachusetts. It builds on the Initial Report which found that, in addition to clean energy, Massachusetts is poised for leadership in four other Clean Tech fields: safer alternatives/green chemistry, green buildings, materials reuse and emerging materials. The recommendations also include specific actions that the state's policy makers and others can take to make Massachusetts a national and international hub of innovation and adoption across the broad spectrum of clean technologies.

Clean Tech: An Agenda for a Healthy Economy. January 2010. This full report details the case for making Massachusetts a clean tech leader. It describes Massachusetts business assets, academic and educational assets, and the assets, barriers, and opportunities of three regions in Massachusetts. The report also summarizes findings from research conducted as part of the Clean Tech project.

Clean Tech: An Agenda for a Healthy Economy, December 2007. The initial report prepared by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production.

Telephone Survey of Boston Small Businesses Regarding the Adoption of Green Business Practices. August 2008. By Rebecca Loveland, Raija Vaisanen and Matt Hoover. For the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

Case study:  Complying with Clean Product Mandates for the European Market. February 2009. By Economic Development Research Group. This report researched the economic impacts for Massachusetts’s firms of the 2006 implementation of the EU directive for Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electronics imports. The analysis focuses on the potential loss to Massachusetts firms if they do not comply with ROHS (and therefore could not export their products to Europe).

Cleaner Production Policy Activities: A Comparative Review of Four National Cleaner Production Centres. A Report to The United Nations Industrial Development Organization by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, 2002
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Citizen’s Guide to Clean Production by Beverley Thorpe for the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, 2000
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The Use of Di-2ethylhexyl-Phthalate in PVC Medical Devices: Exposure, Toxicity and Alternatives by Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, 1999
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