Energy & Environment Committee Meets with MA Energy Secretary
At the meeting, Secretary Tepper discussed efforts to bolster the clean energy industry in Massachusetts and the region. The Secretary highlighted the upcoming transformation of the energy sector’s workforce, both from the need for an estimated 38,000 new clean energy jobs by 2035, but also from the necessary re-training and re-utilization of current energy workers. Additionally, the Secretary acknowledged the importance of clean and efficient new infrastructure while also emphasizing the need for existing buildings and transportation systems to be re-tooled and retrofitted to adapt to clean energy goals.
Following her update, the Secretary took questions from Council members on topics such as the clean heat standard, regional business and governmental partnerships, and system interconnection.
The Council thanks Secretary Tepper for taking the time to discuss important developments in the energy sector with our members. We are also grateful to NEC member Holland & Knight LLP for hosting this meeting.