Mass. Releases 2050 Climate Plan

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December 21, 2022 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts officials have released the 2050 Clean Energy and Climate plan, which will guide the state’s efforts in achieving the climate targets laid out in state law. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“With climate impacts already at our doorsteps, now is the time to take action for the future,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “This plan is on the right track, especially when it comes to phasing out fossil fuels in our homes and on our roads. But we need to do more on environmental justice to make sure that no communities are left behind in the years ahead.”

Massachusetts’ climate law mandates reaching net zero polluting emissions by 2050. The plan released today reflects the state’s current strategies to reach our emissions goals by this legal deadline. The plan, like its 2025 and 2030 analogs, details climate action that Massachusetts decision-makers must take so that the state can actively implement its climate law.  

CLF experts are available for further comment.