Posted on January 7, 2021
Washington D.C. – The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement after the Massachusetts legislature passed An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. The Act raises the Commonwealth’s Renewable Portfolio Standard target to 40 percent by 2030 and authorizes an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind procurement, creating a total offshore target of 5,600 MW.
“The American Clean Power Association (ACP) applauds the forward-thinking and bipartisan work of Senators Michael J. Barrett, Cynthia Stone Creem, and Patrick M. O’Connor; and Representatives Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Patricia A. Haddad and Bradley H. Jones, Jr. for ensuring that Massachusetts remains on the cutting edge of clean power development. The Commonwealth has long been a leader in embracing clean, affordable energy and this new legislation means that more of the jobs and investments associated with zero-carbon electricity will belong to Massachusetts. This includes the onshore economic benefits of wind and solar development, as well as a significant piece of the 83,000 jobs and $57 billion in economic investment that offshore wind is set to bring to the East Coast within this decade.” – Andrew Gohn, ACP Director of Eastern State Affairs
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