Click the following link for an inventory of public policy strategies around energy and climate change issues, together with a Masschusetts status.
Greenhouse gases in Massachusetts come in roughly equal parts from power generation, homes and buildings (mostly from heat, but also industrial processes), and transportation. Currently Massachusetts is moving forward very strongly on the first two sectors.
I believe that we need to do more in the transportation sector. The transportation sector accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions, but the bulk of our energy imports and almost all of our energy imports from hostile countries. We need to choose more efficient vehicles consistently, so that our total fleet mileage per gallon increases. Public policy should create stronger incentives to make these choices.
We have organized working group in the state house on transportation and the environment.