Renewable Portfolio Standard – Bill Hearings!

Hosted by Mass Power Forward. No Fracked Gas in Mass is a MPF Coalition member.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
11:45 AM – 4 PM
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) will hold a hearing on bills related to the Renewable Portfolio Standard. The RPS is a critical tool for advancing clean energy, mandating the amount of clean energy our utilities must purchase. As a show of solidarity, we’ll also give a plug to the Fight for $15 minimum wage, which has a hearing the same day. Come show your support!

We’ll convene at 11:45 outside the State House.
The hearing begins at 1 p.m. in Room A-2. Because this is a small hearing room, we are planning to fill it and send folks to advocate to their legislators. Testimony at the RPS hearing is also welcome.

Mass Power Forward supports increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard by 3% each year, driving demand for renewable power and growing our local clean energy industries. We also support a statewide solar target of 25% solar by 2030.

Additionally, we support a proposal by Rep. Khan to accelerate the RPS by 2% per year while incorporating municipal light plants into the state’s clean energy goals.

H2706 / S1846
An act relative to solar power and the green economy
– Rep. Mark / Sen. Eldridge

H2700 / S1876
An Act to Increase the RPS and Ensure Compliance with the GWSA
– Rep. Khan / Sen. Pacheco

» RPS info sheet
» Watch this video to learn more about the Massachusetts RPS

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