On Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m., Metrowest Climate Solutions presents “Climate Legislation Overview and Update in MA” with Sen. Michael Barrett and Prof. Christopher Knittel, Sloan School, MIT on Zoom.

Register at tinyurl.com/MAClimateLaw.

On March 2 at 7 p.m., State Senator Mike Barrett and Professor Chris Knittel from MIT Sloan School of Management will present an overview and discussion of proposed climate and energy legislation being considered during this session at the State House. This Zoom session will be hosted by MetroWest Climate Solutions (metrowestclimatesolutions.org). To register for this free event, visit: tinyurl.com/MAClimatelaw.

Which climate bills have the best chance of becoming law and what provisions are stimulating debate? How can legislation help us decarbonize our transportation and home heating sectors? What impacts will there be on low-income communities? What does our state, region and country need to do to address the growing threats of a changing climate? We anticipate a robust Q&A period at the conclusion of this program.

Our Participants:
Sen. Mike Barrett represents the 3rd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate, including Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and large parts of Lexington and Sudbury. He serves as the Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. The committee’s jurisdiction covers a range of issues including cell phones, alternative energy, public utility reform, and carbon pricing.

Prof. Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics. Knittel is an associate editor of The American Economic Journal— Economic Policy, The Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Energy Markets. He also is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Productivity, Industrial Organization, and Energy and Environmental Economics groups.  http://knittel.world

MetroWest Climate Solutions’ mission is to inspire sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities and to host timely, relevant programs that encourage people and organizations to get involved in bringing about solutions. MCS is a local partnership of organizations and congregations including First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG) and a growing list of communities and individuals.