SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of housing and economic development shall conduct a study to examine the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity. The study shall include, but not be limited to: an analysis of the economic and reliability implications of implementation of administrative, regulatory and legislative rulemaking as it pertains to electricity; and the implications, economic and otherwise of reaching the administration’s goals relating to zero net energy growth, greenhouse gas reductions or scheduled increases in renewable power, demand resources and energy efficiency. The study shall be completed with stakeholder input, including representatives from various sectors of the Massachusetts economy. The study shall be completed and submitted to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities, and energy no later than December 31, 2011.
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