Massachusetts has not one chance, but four, to vastly improve our energy efficiency.

Over the last week of June, the Legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy approved four bills that would reduce wasted energy, investigate how to increase the availability of energy efficiency programs to low-income households, and accelerate the adoption of clean heating technologies.

“The first step toward powering our society entirely with renewable energy is to reduce the amount of energy we’re using, so it’s fitting that these bills are among the first energy legislation to advance this session,” said Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein. “If enacted, these policies will significantly reduce harmful pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, while reducing energy costs for people from all walks of life.”

We're urging the Senate Ways & Means Committee to approve the bills so the full Senate can vote on them.

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Photo: If enacted, these policies will significantly reduce harmful pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, while reducing energy costs for people from all walks of life. Credit: KOMUNews via Flickr CC-BY-2.0