An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy

January 5, 2021

The Massachusetts House and Senate both overwhelmingly approved climate legislation on Monday, January 4, 2021, adopting some of the most aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in the country, including—

  • Net-zero energy target for 2050
  • Interim targets every five years
  • Mandatory emissions sub-limits for six sectors of the economy
  • Increases the state’s offshore wind procurement authorization from 3,200 to 5,600 megawatts
  • Creating tools for environmental justice communities
  • Natural gas safety measures

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