The Massachusetts office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is working with stakeholders across the Commonwealth to ensure that development of the Massachusetts Decarbonization Roadmap to 2050 ("2050 Roadmap") is an inclusive policy planning effort. Stakeholders participating in this process include: the GWSA Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC)
, a Technical Steering Committee of local academic experts, community organizations, Environmental Justice organizations and communities, regional planning authorities, and other stakeholders to be identified. Additionally, public engagement will be an important component in the development of the roadmap, and there will be opportunities for public input.EEA has cancelled the remaining in-person public meetings in March, 2020, out of precaution for COVID-19.
Please watch this page for updates on a virtual alternative.
The slide deck with info for the Public Meetings is linked here:
» March Public Meeting Slide Deck for 2050 Roadmap
2050 Emissions Limit: Request for Comment
On February 26, 2020, EEA released a Draft Letter of Determination
with proposed language to set a 2050 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) limit. [Note there was a typo regarding the deadline for comments in the original posted document, so as of 3/4/2020 this file has been updated to reflect the deadline of 4/10/2020 by 5pm] This limit is being designed to achieve net-zero GHG emissions, which Governor Baker announced during the State of the Commonwealth address on January 21, 2020.Stakeholders are invited to submit written comments on the draft determination letter through 5pm on April 10, 2020. Comments should be submitted through the online form here.
MA Attorney General releases white paper on carbon pricing
Attorney General Maura Healey released a white paper
on Monday that calls for the creation of a New England task force to explore expanded use of carbon pricing in electricity generation to achieve region-wide greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Sign-on Letter to Continue Funding for
Energy Efficiency Initiatives
From E4 (Energy, Economy, Equity, Environment) The Future:
The deadline to add your name in defense of energy efficiency is Friday! Please sign on to this important letter
by midnight on 3/13, asking for continued support in FY21, including critical funding for:
• Home Performance with Energy Star
• State Energy Program
• Home Energy Score
• Weatherization Assistance Program
If you believe that these vital programs should receive robust funding please ask your friends, family, and EE community to sign too. All taxpaying citizens are encouraged to sign; more than 700 have already done so. Join us!