LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Legislative Action

Supporting local, regional, state, and federal legislation that put climate change solutions into law is critical to our success.

PRINTABLE RESOURCES

MA Leads the Way to a Vibrant Economy and a Healthy Planet for All (download pdf)
2-pager on recommended 2018 legislation moving us toward 100% Renewables

Greenfield Leading the way to 100% Renewables (download pdf)
1-pager on what Greenfield learned and did, and next steps

MASSACHUSETTS

GG belongs, along with 150 other organizations, to the statewide coalition Mass Power Forward

In the MA 2017-2019 legislative session, we are actively invovled in their 100% Renewables for All Campaign. For a list of bills that lay out a Roadmap for Vibrant Economy and Healthy Planet for All email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Greenfield's  State Representatives:

Rep. Paul Mark

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boston Office 617-722-2013x2

District Office(413)464-5635. Paul holds office hours in Greenfield on Mondays 

Sen. Stan Rosenberg
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Boston: 617-722-1532 District: 413-587-6365

WASHINGTON DC - our representatives   

Congressman Jim McGovern

House of Representatives

438 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Washington DC phone: 202-225-6101

Northampton District Office: 94 Pleasant Street. 413-341-8700

Contact via Emaii: http://mcgovern.house.gov/contact

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren

US  Senate

Contact via her web site:  https://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Washington Office

317 Hart Senate Office Building, 

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4543

Springfield Office

1550 Main Street

Suite 406

Springfield, MA 01103

Phone: (413) 788-2690

Boston Office

2400 JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203

Phone: (617) 565-3170

 

Senator Edward Markey

US Senate

Contact via his web sites: https://www.markey.senate.gov/contact

Washington Office

255 Dirksen Senate Office Building   

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: 202-224-2742

Springfield Office

1550 Main Street, 4th Floor

Springfield, MA 01101

413-785-4610

Boston Office

975 JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203

Phone: 617-565-8519

KEY MA LEGISLATION (2008) DRIVING ACTON ON CLIMATE SOLUTIONS 

Global Warming Solutions Act Signed into law July 2008
Requires Massachusetts to develop progams, policies, and regulations to ensure a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to at least 10% below 1990 levels by 2020.  The 2020 reduction may be increased by up to 25% below 1990 after administrative hearings.
www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw08/sl080298.htm


Green Communities Act
– Signed into law January 2008
Increases opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable generation, aligns Massachusetts building code with the International Energy Conservation Code, and provides new programs for municipal clean energy development.
www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw08/sl080169.htm

The Green Jobs Act
– signed into law August 2008
Funds clean energy educational opportunities, allows for the creation of a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Institute at a state college, and an Entrepreneurial Followship program to assist business developers entering the clean energy field.
www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht05pdf/ht05018.pdf

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
– signed into law in 2007
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the first mandatory, market-based effort in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will cap and then reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector 10% by 2018. States will sell emission allowances through auctions and invest proceeds in consumer benefits: energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies. RGGI will spur innovation in the clean energy economy and create green jobs in each state. The first auction was held in October, 2008 and generated $13 million for Massachusetts energy efficiency projects.
www.rggi.org

State & Federal Tax Incentives for Solar and Energy Efficiency

www.dsireusa.org 
If in doubt, ask your tax consultant.

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For list of MA bills for the MA 2017-2019 legislative session that address the climate crisis and lay out a Roadmap to Vibrant Economy and Healthy Planet for All email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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