CXC Policy Roundup

June 11th Roundup: GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week: Speaker DeLeo’s $1.3 billion GreenWorks bill (H.3846) is expected to receive a public hearing before the Joint Energy Committee at 2:00pm on June 18th. Governor Baker’s proposed real...

June 4th Roundup: All Eyes on South Shore Nuclear Reactor

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Environmental Committee hears EJ, drilling bills today: The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (ENRA) is hearing testimony on 11 bills, including legislation that would ban offshore drilling for oil...

May 29th Roundup: State Energy Committee Schedules Energy Efficiency Hearing

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Exclusive Analysis: 4 Key Takeaways from DeLeo’s GreenWorks: The much anticipated GreenWorks bill is finally here! Even if you’re not a climate wonk (like me) who has waited almost three months for the details...

May 21st Roundup: Baker Admin Blasted for Missing Compressor Data

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: With the Memorial Day holiday next week, the Roundup will be in your inbox on Wednesday next week, instead of Tuesday. Don't forget to honor all those women and men...

May 15th Roundup: It’s the Green Economy, Stupid

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Environment Committee Considers Range Of Climate Bills” (Craig LeMoult, WGBH): “The Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture heard testimony Tuesday on 20 bills covering a wide range of environmental topics....

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May 7th Roundup: Mayor Morse Moves to Stop Natural Gas Expansion

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Senate To Release Budget This Afternoon: The Senate Ways and Means Committee plans to release its budget bill this morning (Tuesday 7th). The Senate will begin its annual budget debate on Tuesday,...

April 23rd Roundup: Holyoke Mayor Blasts New Natural Gas Infrastructure

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL - Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse calls for halt on new natural gas infrastructure: In a Facebook statement posted during Earth Day yesterday, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse called for a “halt on new natural...

April 16th Roundup: Game of Thrones & Climate Change?

PROGRAMMING NOTE Happy Wednesday! We switched the day for the roundup from our traditional Tuesday time due to Patriot’s Day. In return, I hope you enjoy a little bit more original content than usual. Remember, if you ever have a tip, suggestion,...

April 9th Roundup: Has Governor Baker kept wind, hydro promises?

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?: Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last...