Over the past year, a number of state legislatures in New England advanced significant energy and environmental policy, but perhaps none as comprehensive and consequential as An Act
Over the past year, a number of state legislatures in New England advanced significant energy and environmental policy, but perhaps none as comprehensive and consequential as An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. The NextGen Roadmap requires Massachusetts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with interim greenhouse gas reduction targets and 5-year sublimits for key economic sectors. The law also increases procurement of offshore wind resources and Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements; introduces an opt-in municipal stretch code for greater building efficiency; addresses the impacts of energy facilities in environmental justice communities; and, for the first time, directs the Department of Public Utilities to include security, equity, and decarbonization in its oversight. How will the Commonwealth meet these and other new requirements? Can Massachusetts balance meaningful action on climate while ensuring consumer protections? How do these changes affect investment decisions, including those in the region’s competitive wholesale electricity markets? Our panel of experts will discuss the expectations, opportunities, and challenges of implementing this important and far-reaching legislation.
Carol Holahan, Partner, Foley Hoag (Moderator)
Joan Meschino, State Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Elizabeth Mahony, Assistant Attorney General and Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Dan Allegretti, Consultant, Sigma Consultants
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 20. Presentations from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Event remains open until 1:30 to stay and “hang around the podium” for more interactive Q&A. Link to the event will be sent to registrants by October 19.
COST: Member $50 | Non-Member $65 | Government $40 | Young Professional $40 | Student Free
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm