General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Both houses of the Massachusetts General Court passed this version of "An Act to Promote Energy Diversity" and Governor Charlie Baker signed it. This comprehensive energy legislation allows for the procurement of approximately 1,600MW of offshore wind. As described in the Governor's press release about the legislation, "It also requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 1,200 megawatts (MW) of clean energy generation – base load hydropower, onshore wind and solar supported by hydropower, standalone onshore wind, solar, or other Class I renewable resources."
Read more about this bill and download it as a pdf at: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4568
Monday, August 8, 2016