Final Conference Report Climate Change Bill House #442

Vote Description

This was a vote on S.2995, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy. This bill sets an arbitrary GHG emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 and sets incremental sublimits every five years to get there. It does this by mandating limits on carbon emissions by sector: electric power, transportation, commercial and industrial heating and cooling, residential heating and cooling, industrial processes, and natural gas distribution and service. These arbitrary limits will mean drastic and costly changes in certain sectors in order to stay under the limit, and leaves the power to make these changes in the hands of unelected bureaucrats. In addition, it sets new CA style energy efficiency standards on appliances and fixtures you are allowed to purchase and install in your house or business. It also allows for changes to the state building code, allowing towns to adopt their own net-zero energy stretch codes and changes the make-up of the state board of building regulations and standards (BBRS). It then calls on the BBRS to incorporate stretch energy code developed and adopted by the department of energy resources into the state building code. Essentially this bill allows for drastic regulatory oversight and increased costly burdens by unelected bureaucrats, on the people of MA for the foreseeable future.

Mass Fiscal Explanation

Mass Fiscal does not support this bill due to the lack of good government sensibility by handing over regulatory and taxing authority to unelected bureaucrats, as well as government overreach with costly and burdensome regulations on residents and small businesses.

Mass Fiscal's Stance

Fiscal Responsibility Vote

Good Government Vote

Vote result on 01/04/2021




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