Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard: Support the 3% Annual Increase
Action Needed before March 9th!
The effects of climate change are becoming more visible, and the largest cause of global warming is greenhouse gases released by burning fossil fuels. One of our most important tools to fight climate change is the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). This law requires utilities to phase out their use of fossil fuels, and to increase their use of renewable energy sources by an additional 1% every year.
We support a bill before the Massachusetts Legislature that requires a 3% annual increase in the RPS. Passage of this bill can add more clean renewable energy into our electrical grid and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, to help ensure a more stable, healthy environment for our children.
Action Needed! Contact Your Legislators Before March 9, 2018!
Our legislators pay attention when constituents speak up! Please email, call, or visit your State legislators, and urge them to support an annual RPS increase of 3%. It’s good for the Massachusetts economy, for public health, for the climate, and for our children’s future.
- Find your Legislator: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator
- Use these brief talking points when speaking with your MA representative
OpEds published in local Massachusetts papers
We're working with local teams to publish OpEds in their towns letting residents know about the importance of increasing the RPS by 3%.
Jamaica Plain: http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2018/02/09/letters-23/