Please join BASIC (the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium) on Monday, April 25th as Larry Chretien, executive director of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, will provide an update on progress the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is making towards its legally binding commitment under the Global Warming Solutions Act to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2050.
Think of the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act as a COP 21 commitment in our backyard, and a commitment that we as citizens and businesses can make a difference in. After all, Massachusetts’ estimated 2012 emissions (72 MMTCO2e) were in the same range as those of countries like Austria, New Zealand and Portugal, and greater than countries like Finland, Hungary and Ireland.
Larry will discuss how Massachusetts’ progress is influencing patterns of energy consumption and investment, presenting Massachusetts as a microcosm for the nation and other developed countries that have yet to realize accomplishments of places like Germany or Denmark.
This event is presented by BASIC and Mass Energy, and is being hosted at the Headquarters of the Unitarian Universalist Association at 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston.
Please register at Eventbrite (BASIC events are free and open to all).
Massachusetts: A Case Study on Climate Action and Energy Finance
- Date: Monday, April 25th
- Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- Location: Unitarian Universalist Association Headquarters, 24 Farnsworth St., Boston