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Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

The Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 (2030 CECP) provides details on the actions the Commonwealth will undertake through the 2020s to ensure the 2030 emissions limit is met. The 2030 CECP is prepared in coordination with the development of the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap such that the strategies, policies, and actions outlined in the 2030 CECP can help with Commonwealth achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Public Comment Now Open

Public comments on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 are now being accepted.  Comments can be submitted any time between January 7 and 5pm on February 22, 2021.  EEA is accepting comments on the full interim plan, though specific feedback on the sector strategies will be most helpful to inform the finalization of the plan.

  • Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to submit comments through the online form HERE which will help ensure specific feedback is tabulated across strategies. 
  • Written comments can also be emailed to gwsa@mass.gov.  
  • Oral comments can be submitted as a voicemail to (617) 506-9630. EEA staff will convert your voicemail into a written comment, which will be considered along with all other comments received.

Details on the Interim 2030 CECP, upcoming webinars, and additional resources are below.

Voye kòmantè Piblik yo sou Plan Enèji Pwòp ak Klima pou 2030 la nenpòt lè ant 7 janvye ak 22 fevriye 2021 nan isit. Nou ankouraje pati prenant yo pou itilize fòm sa a.

Si ou ta renmen soumèt yon kòmantè aloral, ou gendwa rele nan (617) 506-9630 epi kite yon mesaj vokal.  Estaf EEA pral konvèti mesaj volaaj na nan yon kòmantè alekri, ke nou pral konsidere menmjan ak tout lòt kòmantè nou resevwa yo.  Si ou ta renmen voye kòmantè w yo nan yon imèI, tanpri voye yon imèl dirèkteman bay gwsa@mass.gov.

Os comentários públicos sobre o Plano para Clima e Energia Limpa em 2030 podem ser enviados no período entre 7 de janeiro e 22 de fevereiro de 2021 em aqui. Pede-se que os interessados utilizem este formulário.

Se preferir enviar um comentário falando, pode ligar para (617) 506-9630 e deixar uma mensagem de voz. A equipe do EEA converterá sua mensagem de voz em um comentário escrito que será considerado juntamente com os demais comentários recebidos. Se preferir enviar seus comentários por e-mail, envie um e-mail diretamente para gwsa@mass.gov.

Los comentarios del público acerca del Plan sobre Energía Limpia y Clima para 2030 se pueden enviar en cualquier momento, entre el 7 de enero y el 22 de febrero de 2021, en aquí . Pedimos que los interesados usen este formulario.

Si desea enviar un comentario hablado, puede llamar al (617) 506-9630 y dejar un mensaje de voz.  El personal de la EEA transcribirá su mensaje de voz y dicho comentario se tendrá en cuenta junto con todos los demás comentarios recibidos.  Si desea enviar sus comentarios por correo electrónico, escríbanos directamente a gwsa@mass.gov.

Có thể gửi nhận xét công khai về Kế Hoạch Năng Lượng Sạch và Khí Hậu cho năm 2030 bất kỳ lúc nào từ ngày 7 tháng 1 đến ngày 22 tháng 2 năm 2021 tại đây. Khuyến khích các bên liên quan sử dụng mẫu này.

Nếu quý vị muốn gửi nhận xét bằng lời, quý vị có thể gọi số (617) 506-9630 và để lại tin nhắn thoại. Nhân viên EEA sẽ chuyển đổi tin nhắn thoại của quý vị thành nhận xét bằng văn bản, sẽ được cân nhắc cùng với mọi nhận xét khác nhận được. Nếu quý vị muốn gửi nhận xét của mình qua email, vui lòng gửi email trực tiếp đến gwsa@mass.gov.

有關2030年清潔能源與氣候計劃的公衆評論可在202117日至222日之間的任何時間在此處提交。鼓勵利益相關者使用本表。

如果您希望以口頭方式提交評論,請電洽 (617) 506-9630並留言。EEA工作人員會將您的留言轉成書面評論,與收到的所有其他評論一起考慮。如果您希望用電子郵件發送評論,請直接發送電子郵件至gwsa@mass.gov

 

Interim Clean Energy and Climate Report for 2030

The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) sets out a series of requirements for how the Commonwealth is to achieve emissions reductions by mid-century. The GWSA requires EEA to set emissions limits every 10 years, together with implementation plans to achieve them.  In setting those limits, the Secretary of EEA is to both ensure that the limit maximizes the Commonwealth’s ability to meet its 2050 limit and consider the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and enforceability of GHG reductions measures, along with their co-benefits, for achieving said limit. The 2030 CECP builds upon the 2010 publication of the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 (2020 CECP), as well as the 2015 Update to the 2020 CECP (Updated 2020 CECP). 

The Interim 2030 CECP was released on December 30, 2020. Interim report available in: English;   Español;   中文;   Português;   Kreyòl ayisyen;   Tiếng Việt

EEA is postponing the CECP webinars planned for 1/28 and 2/6.  New dates are forthcoming.

Additional Resources

2030 CECP Development

To inform the setting of the 2030 emissions limit, the development of the 2030 CECP, and help the Commonwealth meet the ambitious Net Zero by 2050 emissions limit, EEA commissioned a large research effort analyzing pathways to cost effectively and equitably achieve net zero over the next 30 years.  EEA’s 2050 Roadmap study commenced in July of 2019, focusing on the necessary transformations in how we heat our buildings, power our vehicles, and generate and supply electricity to significantly reduce emissions.  The study also looked at other sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and assessed how much emissions our natural and working lands can potentially remove in 2050.  Additionally, the study analyzed the economic and health impacts of achieving net-zero emissions. These findings have been published as part of the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap report as well as several accompanying technical reports. Please visit www.mass.gov/2050Roadmap for more information and the full reports.

While the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap focuses on the long-range analysis of statewide transition to net-zero emissions, the 2030 CECP provides details on the necessary strategies, policies, and actions to reduce emissions in the next 10 years. The 2030 CECP has been released in interim form on this webpage and is available for public comment before finalization in the Spring of 2021. 

Public Engagement

To help ensure an equitable and strategic transition towards Net Zero, EEA worked with stakeholders across the Commonwealth to ensure that development of the 2030 CECP is an inclusive policy planning effort. 

EEA has been convening the GWSA Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC) since 2012 as a primary public body for advising EEA on greenhouse gas reduction measures. The IAC has several Work Groups, including Climate Justice, Buildings, Natural and Working Lands, Transportation, and Electricity.  In 2019 and 2020, the IAC and associated Work Groups contributed policy recommendations and guiding principles towards the development of the 2030 CECP. The Climate Justice Work Group, in particular, provided a memo on February 26 2020 and on August 7 2020. These recommendations and principles, in addition to the policy evaluation criteria in the GWSA, were important considerations in the development of policies for the 2030 CECP. 

In addition to engagement with the IAC, EEA seeks the public's feedback on the Interim 2030 CECP before its finalization. The necessary transformations to achieve Net Zero in 2050 touch lives across the Commonwealth, and the actions in the next decade are critical to ensure a least cost, strategic, and equitable transformation.  We hope you can join or participate in the following opportunities for public comment.

December 7,2020: Virtual public meeting on the process and timeline of the 2050 Roadmap Study and 2030 CECP. (recording and links at www.mass.gov/2050Roadmap)

December 30, 2020: Interim 2030 CECP posted here. Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

January 7, 2021: Comment period opens for the Interim 2030 CECP

January and February, 2021: Virtual public meetings on the Interim 2030 CECP to be held, meeting dates to be announced.

February 22, 2021: Public comments due on Interim 2030 CECP

Spring, 2021: Final 2030 CECP posted here

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2030 Emissions Limit

The 2030 emissions limit was set on December 30, 2020, in accordance with Executive Order 569. 2030 GHG Emissions Limit Letter of Determination

Additional Resources

Feedback and Resources

For additional information on Heat Pumps, please visit: https://www.masscec.com/learn-about-air-source-heat-pumps

For additional information on Electric Vehicles, please visit: https://driveelectricus.com/explore-electric-cars and https://massdriveclean.org/

For additional information on a clean energy home, please visit: https://goclean.masscec.com/ 

 

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