Massachusetts Energy Bill is Good for Consumers & the Environment
Wednesday, Jul 18 2012
As we watch chronic inaction in our nation’s capital on seemingly every issue, we in Massachusetts are fortunate to have leadership that recognizes both the need for and the economic benefits of developing a strong, comprehensive energy policy that expands the use of clean energy and energy efficiency in the state, and assures that new forms of renewable energy are cost-competitive with traditional fuel sources.
The Massachusetts House and Senate, supported by the governor, have each passed significant energy bills, and now a conference committee of six legislators must negotiate a compromise by the end of July.
These bills present an important opportunity to save significant money for Massachusetts consumers and businesses; expand our clean energy economy; and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels that harm the environment.