Our 2022 Results

For the 2021-2022 legislative session, ELM strategically selected a set of priorities that built on the framework established by the Next Generation Roadmap to help Massachusetts achieve our carbon neutrality goals, grow our clean energy economy, and empower historically overburdened and underserved communities. During the session, we focused on offshore wind, electric vehicles, building decarbonization, waste reduction, environmental justice, and the Green Budget.

ELM is proud to have made progress on many of these priorities with the passage of the 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Bill. Our tireless advocacy for the 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Bill (An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind H.5060) resulted in a robust bill that prioritized offshore wind, transportation electrification, building decarbonization, and economic inclusion. ELM worked with coalition partners, grassroots supporters, and elected officials to underscore the urgency of action in the face of the climate crisis, as well as coordinated with leading businesses and institutions to provide recommendations at every step of the legislative process. ELM was a key organization in marshalling strong support for the bill, as well as ultimately ensuring that it was signed by Governor Baker.   

We look forward to expanding on this success in the 2023-2024 legislative session. 

 

How ELM Supported the 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Bill (H.5060):  

  • Worked with legislators to file an omnibus offshore wind bill at the start of the session, several pieces of which were in the final bill 
  • Joined 11 other leading environmental groups to offer comments on the legislation 
  • Facilitated a coalition of 31 leading businesses and institutions urging lawmakers to finalize a strong climate bill 
  • Co-published an op-ed with the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts highlighting the equity and economic inclusion aspects of the law 
  • Elevated the bill’s urgency to the Boston Globe Editorial Board 
  • Led a sign-on effort of over 50 organizations supporting funding for the implementation of the climate bill in a related economic development package 

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Legislative co-sponsors of our top priority bills

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Priority Bills

For the 2021-2022 legislative session, ELM has strategically selected a set of priorities that will build on the framework established by the Next Generation Roadmap bill and help Massachusetts achieve our carbon neutrality goals, grow our clean energy economy, and empower historically overburdened and underserved communities. 

2021-2022 Priority Bills
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Tell Your Legislators These Issues are Important to You

It’s important for your elected officials to hear from passionate constituents like you. Send your State Representative and State Senator a message urging them to support bold climate and environmental legislation this session. Our priorities will move Massachusetts toward a sustainable, equitable future powered by renewable energy, but they need support to make it through the legislative process.

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