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Natural Gas Power Reliance Factors Heavily in Massachusetts Net-Zero Actions

January 7, 2021

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a bill that eyes net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050, setting interim GHG reduction targets to achieve reductions of least 85% below 1990 levels within the next 30 years.

On Jan. 4, both chambers of legislature passed S.2995, “An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy,” sending it to Gov. Charlie Baker, who plans to act on it by Jan. 14. Baker, who in April 2020 committed the state to net-zero emissions by 2050, last week also released two reports that detail policies and strategies to maximize the state’s ability to meet the ambitious target.

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