POLITICS

Rep. Joan Meschino talks climate policy during Hingham Net Zero Forum

By Greg Lane, Published: June 23, 2020
Hingham Current News File Photo / Greg Lane

Joan Meschino State Representative (D- 3rd Plymouth) will share her climate change plans tonight during a Hingham Net Zero Zoom Forum. 

 

Details on the Hingham Net Zero Forum 


The forum is at 7 PM – 8:30 PM, and Meschino will present her 2050 Roadmap Bill’ (H.832), a bill that includes carbon pricing, a state-wide goal of net zero by 2050, and new oversight of the state’s implementation of climate policy.

 

You can email Hingham Net Zero at hinghamnetzero@gmail.com for the Zoom link to this event.

 

2050 Roadmap Bill Summary

 

  • Updates the current goal of 80% below 1990 carbon emissions levels.

  • Creates new intermediate emissions targets of 50% reduction by 2030, and 75% by 2040.

  • Authorizes the Governor to enact carbon pricing, which opens the door for the current or future Governor to include a fee-and-rebate program. 

  • Requires the Governor to develop an emissions reduction ‘roadmap’ plan every two and a half years, instead of every five. 

  • The Governor is required to take into account the impact of carbon emissions on low and moderate income and environmental justice populations.

Greg can be reached at greg@hinghamcurrent.com.