Patrick Administration Supports U.S. EPA’s New Rules to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
Governor Deval Patrick and his Administration today praised the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the release of its draft rules that will reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030 and greatly improve air quality across the nation.
AMHERST — Gov. Deval L. Patrick, wearing a red and black robe, used his address to the 144th University of Massachusetts graduating class to stress the imperative for clean energy and climate preparedness, a plan he presented earlier this year.
Governor Deval Patrick stresses clean energy imperative during UMass commencement address. View Transcript
Massachusetts and the Patrick Administration took a fresh look at the state’s energy reality starting seven years ago, and we plotted a strategy that would make Massachusetts a national leader in emission reductions while spurring growth in the economy.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in future and covers the different regions in the U.S., cross sector topics and response strategies. Produced by a team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, the report was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Patrick Administration is accepting applications for the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative, a new grant program made available through Governor Deval Patrick’s $50 million investment in climate preparedness initiatives. This initiative will help ensure energy resiliency at critical facilities that support life safety, lifelines and community resources using clean energy technologies.