Critics say Massachusetts’ $1 billion clean energy bill not bold enough

Energy News Network: A bill in the Massachusetts House that promises $1 billion in grants to promote clean energy and climate adaptation is getting a lot of attention in the state. Some environmental activists, however, worry that the initiative would do little to reduce carbon emissions and could even slow progress on climate change mitigation.

“It was touted as something that would deal with climate change, help local communities, and create jobs,” said Tim Cronin, policy manager for the Climate Action Business Association, a nonprofit that advocates for carbon pricing. “But if you are trying to deal with climate change, this is not the bill.”

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