Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law on clean energy giving an important role to hydropower.
On Monday, August 8th, Governor Charles D. Baker of Massachusetts signed into law An Act Relative to Energy Diversity, legislation that will help Massachusetts meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets.
In signing the bill, Governor Baker declared, "Hydroelectric generation will also play a crucial role in the Commonwealth's new balanced and diverse energy portfolio, by offering clean, reliable, and cost-effective base-load, ‘24-7-365’ energy, to assist in replacing the 10,000 megawatts the region stands to lose by 2020."
A robust bilateral trade in clean energy resources and technologies between Québec and Massachusetts will help our shared region lead the deployment of ‘clean-tech’ solutions.
These ambitious GHG emission reduction targets are shared by Québec and the Atlantic Canadian provinces through a mutual commitment to objectives established through the New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers Annual Conference (NEG-ECP). New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers will be continuing the regional dialogue on these matters at the next edition of the NEG-ECP meeting, which will be held this August 28th – 29th in Boston, MA.
Read more from the Massachusetts Clean Electricity Partnership! Also take a look at Hydro-Québec's press release on the bill signing.