ARCHIVE 2011

MA Clean Energy and Climate Plan

david_cash-80What is our state government doing to create jobs, keep money in our state, and improve the environment? David Cash, Undersecretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will present Massachusetts’ positive vision of the future, and nationally-ground-breaking Clean Energy and Climate Plan on Monday, March 14.

“This is the vision and the roadmap we have asked for and have been waiting for, and it is excellent,” said Nancy Hazard, energy consultant, and principal of WorldSustain. “David is engaging, informal and easy-to-understand. He will explain how we can cut climate change emissions by 25% by 2020 while creating jobs, growing the Massachusetts economy, and what our government is doing to make it happen. This document lays out a positive vision for our future, and firmly places Massachusetts as a leader in the nation.”

Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Clean Energy & Climate Plan for 2020 is the result of ground-breaking legislation passed in 2008. This plan will be the primary vehicle for ensuring a wide range of energy and climate goals, including lowering energy costs, increasing energy independence, growing clean energy jobs, and reducing emissions. The plan consolidates existing policies and programs with important proposed new initiatives for electricity supply, efficient buildings, and transportation.

David Cash, Undersecretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), advises the Secretary of Energy and Environment on energy, land management, water management, oceans, wildlife and fisheries, air and water quality, climate change, environmental and energy dimensions of transportation, and waste management. As Undersecretary, Cash works with key agencies to develop and analyze policies to further EEA’s mission.  Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Dr. Cash was a research associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Public Policy.  He also taught science in the Amherst, Massachusetts public schools from 1990-1993.  He received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001, and a B.S. in biology from Yale University in 1987.

This presentation is sponsored by the Town of Greenfield and the Mayor’s Office, Greening Greenfield Energy Committee and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. The Mayor’s Office is a partner to the Governor’s Clean Energy Vision and supporter of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Link to download the plan