Massachusetts Senate (MA Senate)
“The clock is ticking,” Sen. Mike Barrett, Senate co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, told NetZero Insider.
City officials and climate advocates spoke in favor of bills promoting electrification and fossil fuel bans in new buildings, facing opposition from industry representatives and gas workers.
Legislative priorities in Massachusetts for climate and energy policy include expediting permitting and siting, gas system decarbonization, reducing electricity costs, and addressing the role of competitive electric suppliers.
Building public support for clean energy projects will require shorter timelines and increased community engagement, experts told industry participants.
Massachusetts legislators and climate advocates called for a billion-dollar fine on the country’s largest carbon-polluting companies.
Massachusetts lawmakers and climate advocates held a legislative briefing on a set of bills looking to spur the decarbonization of the state’s heating sector.
Gov. Charlie Baker has an amended climate bill on his desk after a flurry of weekend action at the State House.
Massachusetts legislators passed a compromise bill that includes a heavy offshore wind focus and provisions to boost EVs, green buildings and renewable energy.
Massachusetts lawmakers are looking to reconcile two broadly different approaches to following up on the state's landmark 2021 climate bill.
The Massachusetts Senate passed An Act Driving Climate Policy Forward with a broad set of policies for decarbonizing energy, transportation and buildings.
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