Commission on Clean Heat

Governor Charlie Baker has signed Executive Order No. 596, establishing the Commission on Clean Heat in the Commonwealth to advise the Baker-Polito Administration on a framework for long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions from heating fuels.

The Commission will explore options to accelerate the deployment of energy efficiency programs and clean heating systems in new and existing buildings and transition existing distribution systems to clean energy. This work will be conducted in accordance with the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap and will consider financing mechanisms, incentives, and other regulatory options, including a framework for a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from heating fuels. Policy recommendations will be delivered to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and other key decision makers.

The Commission will meet regularly until December 2022 and will produce a set of policy recommendations to sustainably reduce the use of heating fuels and minimize the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings while ensuring the costs and opportunities arising from such reductions are distributed equitably.

Resources from the Commission

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