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June 20, 2024

Massachusetts House of Representatives (MA House)

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Mass. Commission Issues Recs on Energy Project Siting, Permitting
The Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting issued detailed recommendations to state lawmakers as they consider significant revisions to state processes for developing energy projects.
Alternatives for Community and Environment
Report Shows Uneven Burdens of Power Infrastructure in Mass.
As the Massachusetts legislature gears up to address permitting and siting challenges for clean energy infrastructure, a new report shows how the state has disproportionately sited electricity infrastructure in environmental justice communities.
EIA
Mass. Lawmakers Aiming for an Omnibus Climate Bill in 2024
“The clock is ticking,” Sen. Mike Barrett, Senate co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, told NetZero Insider.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Massachusetts Considers Legislation to Ban Gas in New Buildings
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.
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Checking in on Clean Energy at the Massachusetts Legislature
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.
Mass. Joint Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Mass. Climate Advocates Want Polluters to Pay for Resilience
Massachusetts legislators and climate advocates called for a billion-dollar fine on the country’s largest carbon-polluting companies.
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Look to Address Heating, Building Emissions
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.
Office of Gov. Charlie Baker
Massachusetts Legislators Send Climate Bill Back to Baker
Gov. Charlie Baker has an amended climate bill on his desk after a flurry of weekend action at the State House.
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Massachusetts Legislators Reach Deal on Clean Energy Bill
Massachusetts legislators passed a compromise bill that includes a heavy offshore wind focus and provisions to boost EVs, green buildings and renewable energy.
Vineyard Wind
Massachusetts Legislators Try to Hash out Next Climate Bill
Massachusetts lawmakers are looking to reconcile two broadly different approaches to following up on the state's landmark 2021 climate bill.

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