MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 State’s Clean Energy & Climate Plan

MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker's 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan Update

For immediate release: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Baker Administration's Update of the State's Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

"The Baker Administration’s Draft 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) Update, released today, outlines critical actions the Commonwealth must take to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in our communities over the next ten years," said MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis.

"As a member of the Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory Committee, MAPC is pleased to see the Administration making commitments to decarbonize our homes and businesses, connect our communities to renewable and clean sources of energy, and make carbon-free modes of transportation accessible for all.

"These transitions across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy are fundamental to ensuring an equitable and resilient net zero emissions future for the state.

“The Draft Plan lays a foundation for essential progress toward our climate goals, and MAPC looks forward to participating in an equitable and inclusive public comment period that will further strengthen it over the next few months.

"Once the CECP is finalized, we will continue to collaborate with the Administration, the Legislature, and our municipal partners to put in place the necessary programs and policies to implement the Plan and guide the Commonwealth towards its net zero target.”

Karen Adelman
Senior Communications Strategist
Metropolitan Area Planning Council