Climate Action Plan (Massachusetts)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Massachusetts|
|Name||Climate Action Plan (Massachusetts)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Climate Policies|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
In August 2008, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), making Massachusetts one of the first states in the nation to move forward with a comprehensive regulatory program to address climate change.
The GWSA requires the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), in consultation with other state agencies and the public, to set economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals for Massachusetts that will achieve reductions of between 10 percent and 25 percent below statewide 1990 GHG emission levels by 2020, and 80 percent below statewide 1990 GHG emission levels by 2050. It is in this context that EOEEA presents the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. Secretary Bowles has set that 2020 limit at 25 percent — and the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 contains the measures necessary to meet the limit.
|Contact Name||Kathleen Baskin|
|Contact Name||Bill Lamkin|
|Department||Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division||Air and Climate|
|Address||100 Winter St., Boston, MA, 02108|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA)|
|Authority 2:||Green Communities Act (GCA)|