An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind was signed into law by Gov. Baker on August 11, 2022. The legislation is a sweeping clean energy bill that bolsters green transportation, green buildings, and clean power production, including offshore wind, solar, storage and networked geothermal, while creating thousands of new jobs and economic benefits in the process. This bill builds upon the Next Generation Climate Roadmap bill, which was passed earlier this legislative session and overhauled the state's climate laws by putting Massachusetts on a path to reach net-zero limit on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In his role as House Chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy, Rep. Roy was one of the principal authors of the legislation, presented it on the House floor, and led the conference negotiations, along with Senate Chair Mike Barrett, to finalize the language, and place it on the Governor's desk for his signature.
"Massachusetts has an opportunity to meet the urgency of the climate crisis through our nation-leading innovation, workforce, and energy resources," said Rep. Roy. "This timely and comprehensive piece of legislation is carefully calibrated to provide a portfolio of robust clean energy, including offshore wind, and decarbonize our largest-emitting industries, all while attracting a world-class supply chain, intensive workforce training initiatives, and the investment necessary to prepare our electric distribution system for the energy needs of the future."
You can learn more about the new law by clicking here and view Rep. Roy's floor remarks on the bill by clicking here and here (or clicking the image above).
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