A full slate of environmental and energy legislation has been filed on Beacon Hill. There is a sense of urgency among legislators to take stronger action to meet Massachusetts’ climate change and clean energy economy goals. Leaders in both the Senate and House have stepped up. At a recent meeting of local elected officials, we attended, Senate President Karen Spilka called for “bold and pragmatic action” and said that every policy decision should be evaluated with a climate change lens. House Speaker Bob DeLeo proposed $1 billion in climate resilience funding for municipalities.
We the people have an important role to play by being informed and effectively advocating for action. Join us on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 pm to hear from Dan Bosley, Government Relations Executive for the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), and a former state representative from North Adams.
With nearly 25 years of experience in the legislature, service at the Chair of the Joint Committee on Energy and having co-authored groundbreaking electricity restructuring and life sciences bills, Dan understands the ins and outs of getting things done on Beacon Hill. He is an engaging speaker with a strong grasp of the issues and a deep understanding of what works when individuals, businesses and organizations want to effectively engage with their legislators.
Dan will speak about current Massachusetts energy and climate legislation, the path forward from here, and how to make your voice heard.
The meeting will be held Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 pm at The Needham History Center and Museum at 1147 Central Ave. It is presented by Green Needham and the Needham Democratic Town Committee.