Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes climate action bill

By | Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

If you were hoping for climate action in Massachusetts, you’ll have to wait at least a little longer. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Let’s make the climate bill a law by Feb. 19

The Massachusetts House and Senate will vote Thursday on a climate bill, legislative leaders announced today.

You can expect to see a sharp rise in the numbers of clean electric cars on 128, 495 and other Massachusetts highways and roads.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Governor’s veto sets back progress on clean energy

Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill today that would have cut energy waste and increased renewable electricity generation in Massachusetts. The bill would have set efficiency standards for appliances, ensured that at least 40 percent of our electricity came from renewable sources by 2030, and provided 2,400 megawatts of additional offshore wind energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG

Statement: Massachusetts makes important commitment to have all new cars sold in state produce zero emissions by 2035

Following California’s lead, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

A compromise climate bill approved by the Legislature won't win the race to 100% renewable energy — but it will get Massachusetts out of the starting blocks. Here's how we helped pass this bill.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Legislature steps forward on climate; now it's time to sprint

Today, in the waning hours of the 2019-2020 legislative session, House and Senate leaders unveiled a compromise climate bill.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Organizations voice support for energy reporting requirements for large buildings

Environment Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council sent a letter today asking legislative leaders to include a requirement for the owners of large buildings to report their energy use in any climate bill passed this session.

News Release

Mass. loses #1 ranking for energy efficiency

Massachusetts is no longer the most energy-efficient state in the country, according to a leading annual environmental scorecard.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts asks legislators to adopt key policies for clean energy, energy efficiency

Environment Massachusetts sent a letter to legislative leaders today asking that any climate bill passed this session include key policies to reduce energy consumption and increase the percentage of electricity coming from renewable resources like solar and wind.