State Emissions Reductions Requirements
Building upon the framework in the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Report, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) must adopt a statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limit that achieves net zero statewide GHG emissions by 2050, or at least 85% below the 1990 level. By 2025, and every five years thereafter until 2050, EEA and DOER must set interim statewide GHG emissions limit, accompanied by a roadmap to achieve that limit. EEA and DOER must also set numerical benchmarks to track the adoption of electric vehicles.
(Reference Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 21N, Section 3 and Massachusetts Session Laws Chapter 8, Section 5, 2021)