Energy and Clean Technology Alert: Governor Deval L. Patrick Signs Major Energy Reform Bill


Governor Deval L. Patrick today signed into law “An Act Relative to Green Communities,” a comprehensive energy reform bill that will increase energy efficiency, develop renewable fuel supplies, and boost new energy technologies. Both the Senate and House unanimously approved the bill last week, marking the end of a five-month conference committee and the beginning of what will surely be an intensive implementation process involving the development of many new regulations and incentive programs.

“Today, Massachusetts has taken a giant step forward toward a clean energy future,” said Governor Deval Patrick, who signed the bill at a ceremony at the Museum of Science. “This legislation will reduce electric bills, promote the development of renewable energy, and stimulate the clean energy industry that is taking root here in the Commonwealth.”

The new law establishes several key energy goals for Massachusetts to achieve by the year 2020.

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