June 27, 2023

Massachusetts clean energy technology center to develop guide about costs and availability of EVs.

MassDOT, in consultation with the regional transit authorities (RTAs), shall develop and issue recommendations for a comprehensive program of incentives for the RTAs to develop and maintain buses and other vehicles that produce zero emissions.

The Department of Environmental Protection promulgates cumulative impact regulations for Air Quality permits.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary will implement policy requiring developers to produce analyses of public health in every Environmental Impact Report they produce.

May 30, 2023

The working group established to investigate and make recommendations to remove barriers to the further development of agrivoltaic projects shall convene by this date. Agrivoltaic refers to the operation of a solar photovoltaic facility and agriculture on a single piece of land. The commission shall conduct not fewer than three public hearings throughout the commonwealth. 

May 16, 2023

The 2022 Clean Energy & Climate Law calls for the appointment of a Clean Energy Transmission Working Group to provide a comprehensive cost analysis of major transmission infrastructure upgrades that may be needed to deliver clean energy generation procured pursuant to the laws of the commonwealth for the use of residents of the commonwealth and the region.

The MOR-EV program is authorized to offer rebate at point-of-sale and directs creation of a new outreach program for underserved and low-income communities, as well as communities with high proportions of high-emission vehicles. 

January 1, 2023

Sales and installation of certain models of the certain appliance types are prohibited in the Commonwealth.

December 23, 2022

DOER’s updated Stretch Code and new Specialized Opt in Code (collectively, 225 CMR 22 and 23) were officially published the Secretary of State register.

December 13, 2022

Clean Heat Commission Recommendations are due.

October 1, 2022

The Administration shall appoint an environmental justice council to advise and provide recommendations to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in consultation with the Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS) will develop a municipal opt-in specialized stretch energy code.

The Environmental Justice Council will perform a comprehensive analysis to ensure that: all people have involvement in the development of environmental laws, projects, and policies; there is an equitable distribution of environmental benefits; and there is proper information made available to environmental justice populations, with a variety of languages and distribution methods.

June 30, 2022

Release of 2025/2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary must adopt emissions limits and sublimits for 2025, with a clear plan to realize those limits and sublimits.

June 29, 2022

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary will issue a written statement regarding the state’s compliance or noncompliance with emissions limit set for 2020.

June 1, 2022

Three new vacancies filled on a reconstituted Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS).