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For this legislation to become law without further action from the Legislature, Gov. Baker needs to sign the bill by Sun., July 31st.
Tell Gov. Baker that our communities are too important and the climate emergency is too urgent to delay progress: sign the climate bill now!
Use this link to send a letter to Gov. Baker telling him that you support this legislation and want him to sign it into law before the end of the session.
Last week, the MA House and Senate Passed H.5060, an act driving clean energy and offshore wind. While it is far from perfect, H5060 is an important step towards protecting our communities from some of the worst effects of climate change while meeting our required emissions goals. For 4 key details click "read more"...
- Significantly enhances workforce development efforts in clean energy and ensures that these efforts center workers in impacted and disadvantaged communities;
- Prevents wood-burning biomass power plants from qualifying for renewable energy incentives in the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program
- Develops our offshore wind industry through infrastructure investment, job training, and a 5,600 MW minimum target by 2027
- Allows 10 municipalities to pilot a requirement that all new buildings and major renovations be fossil-free (with some exemptions and a requirement that each of these communities meet the requirement of having 10% of their housing stock be affordable housing)
- Enhances the State’s efforts to electrify our transportation sector by increasing EV rebates, calling on the MBTA to transition their fleet to 100% electric by 2040, and mandating that all new vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission starting in 2035