The Department of Energy Resources is proposing to roll back most of the rules that keep large, polluting biomass plants from getting renewable energy subsidies in MA. 

OER has rescheduled the final public hearing on the rollback (Springfield) for June 5th.

Please scroll down for info on the hearing. 

Click here to sign the petition to get polluting technologies out of our renewable energy supply!   
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Meanwhile: we also STILL NEED YOU TO PLEASE call and write your legislators ASAP to say you support passing H.853, “An Act to assure the attainment of greenhouse gas emissions goals in the alternative portfolio standard”

Which would take biomass out of the Alternative Portfolio Standard. The bill was heard in committee Tues May 7th.  It went well, so NOW is the time to send your state legislators a quick note saying you support the legislation, and further, you want the bill amended to take biomass burning out of the Renewable Portfolio Standard, too.  

Click here to see an description of the bill, with information on why legislators should support it.

Click here to see talking points on the bill. 

Click here to see the detailed comment letter we (and 13 other groups) submitted on the problems with biomass in the APS (the letter was ignored – DOER did not make any recommended changes)

Click here to find your MA legislators!

See table below for an explanation of the difference between the Alternative Portfolio Standard and the Renewable Portfolio Standard. See our memo  (or read further down on this page)for an explanation of why the APS bill should be amended to take wood-burning out of the RPS.