Historic Energy Bill Signed into Law
Mass Audubon and Gov Baker 8-2016
Jack Clarke and Gary Clayton with
Last week Mass Audubon attended the signing of a landmark energy bill into law by Governor Baker at the State House. The comprehensive energy legislation will require 1600 megawatts of the state’s energy mix to come from offshore wind – a huge step to usher in a new era of clean, renewable energy.
The Governor also announced an Executive Order to prepare a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Commonwealth, which has been a priority for Mass Audubon and our Climate Change Adaptation Coalition. While we will still be advocating for a long-term adaptation plan through legislation, this Executive Order will be a good first step toward preparing Massachusetts for the impacts of climate change.
Mass Audubon President Gary Clayton and our Advocacy department’s Jack Clarke and Karen Heymann were all at the bill signing, and thanked the Governor for his support on these initiatives.