Dear [Senator/Representative XXXXX],
I am writing to ask you to contact House and Senate leadership in support of a bill that will increase the annual Renewable Portfolio Standard from 1% to 3%. The current rate of 1% is insufficient if we are going to achieve 50% clean energy by 2030 and meet our legally-mandated Global Warming Solutions Act goals. Increasing the RPS to 3% will not only help Massachusetts achieve these requirements, but will also keep Massachusetts competitive in the new clean energy industry, which is our fastest growing sector. Without additional demand, existing projects will falter and investors will exit the market.
Please contact the co-chairs of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and the Environment, Rep. Thomas Golden and Senator Michael Barrett, as well as House Speaker Robert Deleo to encourage them to take leadership on this critical policy.