The Supreme Judicial Court dealt a blow on Wednesday to Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to increase the flow of natural gas to the region, ruling that utilities cannot ask electric ratepayers to help finance the construction of gas pipelines.
Business leaders from across Massachusetts are urging Gov. Charlie Baker in a letter sent to him today to continue pursuing regional energy solutions by extending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap on greenhouse gas pollution from 2020 to 2030, with an annual cap reduction equivalent to at least 2.5 percent of 2014 emissions.
There’s been barely enough time for the ink to dry on the Paris climate deal — but we must begin charting a path forward if we’re going to meet COP21’s bold ambition in the years ahead. Around the world, policy makers, companies, and investors are demonstrating that they agree: There is no time to waste.