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June 18th Roundup: AG Maura Healey Wants Companies to Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Hearings begin next week on pollution, local energy bills (Tim Cronin): Even as statehouse leaders work through how to open the legislature back up, bills focused on indoor and outdoor pollution as well as local energy...

June 5th Roundup: Brookline Moves to Restrict Natural Gas, Again

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL – New Report: Connecting Climate and Community Priorities (Christian Morris): A second new report from Climate XChange, this time co-authored by Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative, seeks to understand how green investments in Massachusetts can best support...

May 29th Roundup: Senate FY22 Budget to Fund Climate Staff

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Green investments create up to 80% more jobs for Massachusetts (Christian Morris): This week researchers at Climate XChange released a new report — "Investing in a Better Massachusetts: An Analysis of Job Creation...

May 22nd Roundup: Will State Use $13B for Climate Priorities?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – The state has $13 billion it didn't expect. Will the state spent some of it on climate, environmental priorities? (Tim Cronin): When all is said and done, Massachusetts is expected to have more than $13...

May 14th Roundup: State Gets Green Light for First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS –  "Massachusetts should be proud": state gets green light for first large-scale offshore wind farm in U.S. (Christian Morris): This week (5/11), Vineyard Wind’s long-delayed offshore wind farm received the official go-ahead from the...

May 6th Roundup: Gov. Baker Takes Aim at Emissions from State Agencies

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – "Leaked docs: Gas industry secretly fights electrification" (Benjamin Storrow, E&E News): "In public, Eversource Energy likes to tout its carbon neutrality goals and its investments in offshore wind. But officials from New England's...

April 16th Roundup: Baker Revokes Approval for Springfield Biomass Plant

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker pulls plug on Springfield biomass power plant” (Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine): "THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION pulled the plug on a controversial biomass power plant in Springfield on Friday amid growing pushback from opponents who...

Understanding the New Massachusetts Climate Law

After a year-long legislative push, a sweeping update to Massachusetts climate policy is now law. In short, the new law sets higher statewide goals to cut emissions, while creating opportunities for the state to better prioritize environmental justice, nudge utilities...

April 2nd Roundup: Senator Barrett Advises Governor Against Undermining Climate Law

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – With climate bill now law, some policymakers shift focus to implementation (Tim Cronin): Last week lawmakers joined Governor Baker as he signed a sweeping climate bill into law. Despite the back and forth over the...