Efficient homes bill getting committee approval
BOSTON (State House News Service) – Fearing the state may be losing momentum in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Sen. Marc Pacheco said Wednesday the committee he chairs would be recommending a bill to retrofit 1 million homes over the next decade to make them more energy efficient.
Pacheco joined other legislators, union leaders, community activists and youth organizers to highlight bills they said would create jobs while also helping to meet the state’s climate goals and address food insecurity.
The lobbying push came on a day when most legislative committees faced a deadline to make or postpone decisions on the thousands of bills filed this session. For many bills, the deadline will mark the end of line for this two-year session, while some will get favorable recommendations and committees will extend the timeline to make a decision on others.