Advocates hope ruling closes door on fossil fuels’ future in Massachusetts

Energy News Network: Massachusetts clean energy advocates say a unanimous court ruling last month likely closes the door on fossil fuel electricity in the state.

“It really means that the end of fossil fuel electricity in Massachusetts is written in stone,” said David Ismay, a senior attorney with the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation.

Massachusetts is widely considered a leader in making the transition to clean energy, and the state’s Supreme Judicial Court in its ruling last month affirmed the state’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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