Massachusetts

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...

4 Key Takeaways from DeLeo’s GreenWorks Bill

The much anticipated GreenWorks bill is finally here! Is that too much excitement over the contents of a bonding bill? Well, it shouldn’t be. Even if you’re not a climate wonk (like me) who has waited almost three months for the...

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....

Holyoke natural gas
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,...

The dollars and cents of carbon pricing in Massachusetts

2019 could be a big year for climate policy in the Commonwealth. Between House and Senate bills, and executive branch action, there are a multitude of initiatives, each with their strengths and weaknesses, that put a price on carbon emissions...

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...