In March, MetroWest Climate Solutions will offer a two-part, online series featuring the Senate and House Chairs of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) at the State House. The Committee’s jurisdiction covers a range of issues including cell phones, alternative energy, public utility reform, and carbon pricing. These sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear from some of the State’s most influential legislators on climate legislation. We anticipate robust Q&A periods at the conclusion of these programs.
Which climate bills have the best chance of becoming law and what provisions are stimulating debate? What are the potential impacts on low-income communities? What does our state, region and country need to do to address the growing threats of a changing climate?
On March 2 at 7 p.m., State Senator Mike Barrett and Professor Chris Knittel from MIT Sloan School of Management will present an overview and discussion of proposed climate and energy legislation being considered during this session at the State House. To register for this free event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimatelaw.
Sen. Barrett serves as the Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. He represents the 3rd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate, including Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and large parts of Lexington and Sudbury.
Prof. Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics.
On March 15 at 7 p.m., we’ll hear the House perspective. Rep. Jeffrey Roy and Rep. Alice Peisch will discuss several bills in process including Rep. Roy’s bill, H.4348: An Act Advancing Offshore Wind and Clean Energy. To register for this free event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimateLawHouse.
Rep. Roy serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. He represents the 10th Norfolk District, which includes Franklin and parts of Medway.
Rep. Peisch represents the 14th Norfolk District, consisting of Wellesley, Weston and a portion of Wayland. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and will serve as moderator for this program.