Consistent with the Clean Energy and Climate Plan, and its requirement that Massachusetts achieve an 80 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050, MassDEP has proposed regulatory amendments that would implement a Clean Energy Standard (CES). A CES would provide a long-term incentive to deliver increasing amounts of clean electricity to consumers in Massachusetts, and thereby move the state toward a stable and reliable energy system.

Public hearings will be held on March 10, 2015, in Boston; March 11, 2015, in Worcester; and March 12, 2015, in Lakeville. March 23, 2015, is the deadline for public comment.

For additional information, see: MassDEP Clean Energy Standard