On Tuesday, July 31st 2018 Massachusetts legislature passed the 2018 Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill. Below are some of the items listed in the bill which can be seen as positive steps forward for Massachusetts and its usage of energy.
- Electric utilities must get 35% of electricity from renewables by 2030
- The state must be able to get 1,000 MWh of energy storage online by 2025
- Policies were updated to account for new technologies and approaches for energy efficiency
- 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035
- Clarifications on electric utilities charges for solar customers
- New "clean peak standard" to address using clean energy over fossil fuels during the highest demand times of the year
- Requirement for gas companies to know how much natural gas is leaking from their systems
Keep reading more about the bill and learn some of the not-so-positive initiatives, and why the bill may not be as groundbreaking as hoped by clicking HERE.