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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3314 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act relative to enhancing reliability of renewable resources in the Commonwealth

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3314) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and Steven S. Howitt relative to the reliability of renewable resources in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bill Information

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to achieve the 2050 statewide emissions limit of net zero greenhouse gas emissions; support the Commonwealth’s continued procurement of large-scale domestic renewable energy resources including offshore wind, and future authorized additional procurements to commence in the coming years; meet the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas reduction requirements through large-scale and long-duration energy storage resources to balance the variability of renewable generation and fill in energy gaps; address the barriers faced by pumped storage and other long-duration energy storage resources to full utilization; and fully utilize all domestic energy storage resources available to the Commonwealth to reach the net zero greenhouse gas emissions limit, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and health.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill H.3314
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 House Referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
3/29/2021 Senate Senate concurred
7/19/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/23/2021 from 10:00 AM-02:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
8/29/2022 House Accompanied a study order, see H5042

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