Post by Kent Wittenburg on Jul 8, 2020 5:55:19 GMT -5
100% renewables in Mass by 2035 bill now in committee. Supported by Mass Power Forward. UUMassAction newsletter calls for support.
● Set a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035, and 100 percent renewable energy economy-wide (including heating and transportation) by 2045. ● Accelerate the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035. ● Require the Department of Energy Resources to set interim renewable energy targets for 2030 and 2040, and issue regulations to meet those targets. ● Establish an interagency working group to evaluate all state laws and regulations that affect energy consumption and propose changes to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. ● Establish a Clean Energy Workforce Development Fund to support training, education, and job placement assistance for Massachusetts residents to work in the clean energy industry, funded by energy savings from clean energy projects installed on state properties.