Mass. Climate Legislation Overview & Update, sessions on March 2 and March 15

In March, MetroWest Climate Solutions will offer a two-part series featuring the Senate and House Chairs of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) at the State House. The Committee’s jurisdiction covers a range of issues including cell phones, alternative energy, public utility reform, and carbon pricing. These sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear from some of the State’s most influential legislators on climate legislation. We anticipate robust Q&A periods at the conclusion of these programs.

Sen. Mike Barrett

On March 2 at 7 p.m., State Senator Mike Barrett and Professor Chris Knittel from MIT Sloan School of Management will present an overview and discussion of proposed climate and energy legislation being considered during this session at the State House. To register for this free online event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimatelaw.

Sen. Barrett serves as the Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. He represents the 3rd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate, including Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and large parts of Lexington and Sudbury.

Prof. Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics. http://knittel.world

On March 15 at 7 p.m., we’ll hear the House perspective. Rep. Jeffrey Roy, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, and Rep. Alice Peisch will discuss several bills in process including Rep. Roy’s bill, H.4348: An Act Advancing Offshore Wind and Clean Energy. To register for this free event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimateLawHouse.

Rep. Jeffrey Roy

On March 15 at 7 p.m., MetroWest Climate Solutions will offer an update on Mass. climate legislation featuring Rep. Jeffrey Roy, the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) at the State House. Rep. Alice Peisch will moderate the discussion. They will discuss several bills in process including Rep. Roy’s bill, H.4348: An Act Advancing Offshore Wind and Clean Energy. To register for this free online event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimateLawHouse

Rep. Roy serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. He represents the 10th Norfolk District, which includes Franklin and parts of Medway.

Rep. Peisch represents the 14th Norfolk District, consisting of Wellesley, Weston and a portion of Wayland. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and will serve as moderator for this program.

MetroWest Climate Solutions’ mission is to inspire sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities and to host timely, relevant programs that encourage people and organizations to get involved in bringing about solutions. MCS (metrowestclimatesolutions.org) is a local partnership of organizations and congregations including First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG) and a growing list of communities and individuals.

 

 

 

MetroWest Climate Solutions’ mission is to inspire sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities and to host timely, relevant programs that encourage people and organizations to get involved in bringing about solutions. MCS (metrowestclimatesolutions.org) is a local partnership of organizations and congregations including First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG) and a growing list of communities and individuals.

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