Mass. Senate ‘Clean Energy Future’ report seeks smorgasbord of climate change solutions

By January 30, 2018Local News

Mass. Senate ‘Clean Energy Future’ report seeks smorgasbord of climate change solutions

By Mary C. Serreze

BOSTON — The people of Massachusetts want more renewable energy, a price on carbon, climate adaptation, natural gas leak repair, electric transportation, environmental justice, and an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure, according to the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

The committee expects to issue “a substantial piece of legislation” in the coming days to reflect those priorities, said Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton.

The recommendations appear in a “Massachusetts Clean Energy Future” report released Monday by the committee following ten listening sessions held in communities across the state.

During the sessions, people “made their desire clear for a cleaner and more environmentally friendly Massachusetts,” said Senate President Harriette L. Chandler in a statement. She said the report will serve as a “public policy blueprint” in pursuing “a clean energy future for all.”

 

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