Massachusetts is uniquely positioned to lead the fight to solve our nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our Commonwealth has the institutional, intellectual, and financial resources to build a clean energy future that makes our communities healthier, and our economy thrive. However, we are not on track to meet our mandated climate targets. Our state’s leaders have the responsibility to swiftly implement effective climate solutions.
ELM employs thoughtful advocacy and strategic partnerships to set Massachusetts on a just course to a net-zero economy and protect our natural resources for future generations. Our agenda focuses on seizing our state’s greatest opportunities to decarbonize: catalyzing our clean energy transition, greening our buildings, and electrifying our transportation. To shape a transition that is inclusive and achievable, we work to pursue equity and environmental justice, secure financing for innovation and infrastructure, and hold our leaders accountable.
Catalyzing the Clean Energy TransitionA successful clean energy transition will lower residents’ bills, provide them with reliable energy, and make their communities healthier. Learn More
Sustainable TransportationDecrease emissions from transportation by accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. Learn More
Greening our BuildingsEnsure new buildings are constructed to the highest standards and begin to address retrofitting existing buildings. Learn More
Environmental JusticeReform the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) to ensure environmental justice communities are represented in the decision-making process. Learn More
Financing for Innovation and InfrastructureEconomy-wide decarbonization will require transformative investments in infrastructure and our workforce. Learn More
Reducing WasteReduce unnecessary packaging, promote effective recycling and help municipalities avoid increasing waste disposal costs. Learn More
The Green BudgetResource our state environmental agencies so they can carry out their essential and broad responsibilities. Learn More
Holding Decision Makers Accountable
The pace with which Massachusetts is passing groundbreaking new climate laws is increasing. We must now ensure that these laws are effectively implemented and lead to tangible, measurable results.
ELM not only devotes our energy to passing smart legislation, but also to the next steps in the process be it regulations, scaling up pilot programs, or securing funding so projects can be realized. We use our platform, expertise, and relationships to promote transparency and monitor whether funding is spent appropriately, deadlines are met, and essential new programs reach their potential and serve all residents.