Sen. Eldridge & Rep. Smizik: Legislature must move Mass. green-energy economy forward – Boston Globe

The Boston Globe | July 31, 2012

Senator Jamie Eldridge, Acton and Representative Frank Smizik, Brookline.

This week, the Massachusetts House and Senate have an amazing opportunity to build on the Commonwealth’s energy policy foundation so that our energy economy can continue on its path as an emerging world player in the clean-energy industry — and ensure Massachusetts energy consumers a secure, reliable and affordable energy future.

Massachusetts is the number one state in the country for energy efficiency policy, and clean energy is the most rapidly growing sector in the state. The clean energy industry now employs over 64,000 people in jobs ranging from manufacturing and construction to sales and services, and these jobs are local.

Senator Jamie Eldridge represents the Middlesex and Worcester District. Representative Frank I. Smizik, represents the 15th Norfolk District and is chairman of the House Committee on Climate Change. Eldridge and Smizik chair the Green Economy Caucus in the Massachusetts Legislature.

Read more: http://articles.boston.com/2012-07-31/opinion/32952005_1_clean-energy-clean-energy-industry-renewable-energy-projects