Last updated on: 8/7/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Our commitment to protecting our environment now recognizes the importance of energy efficiency; making renewable energy a reality in our state, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels; diversifying our energy sources; and leading the country in energy technology innovation.”

“Strategic Plan 2013-2015,” mass.gov/eea (accessed Aug. 6, 2013)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs was established by the Legislature in 1975. The General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 21A Section 2 outlines the overall duties and functions of the office… On April 11, 2007, Governor Deval Patrick’s Cabinet reorganization took effect, creating the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and adding to the Executive Office the Commonwealth’s two energy-related agencies: the Department of Public Utilities and the Division (now Department) of Energy Resources. Our commitment to protecting our environment now recognizes the importance of energy efficiency; making renewable energy a reality in our state, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels; diversifying our energy sources; and leading the country in energy technology innovation.”

“About Us,” mass.gov (accessed Aug. 6, 2013)

Mission:

“The overall mission of the Executive Office is to safeguard public health from environmental threats and to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Commonwealth.”

“About Us,” mass.gov (accessed Aug. 6, 2013)

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