What we are doing for you

NEHPBA is working hard for our members:

  • NEHPBA is part of the Massachusetts DPU stakeholder process in the Roadmap to Net Zero – this is big news!
  • NH SB 86 was signed into law in New Hampshire! This is an omnibus legislative bill allowing consumers to decide how they want to heat their homes
  • Members of the Massachusetts Coalition for Sustainable Energy (MCSE)
  • Members of the New York State Small Business Coalition and the Empire Center
  • Had an amendment approved in the final MA Climate Bill to include that the 10 test towns must have a minimum of 10% affordable housing
  • Submitted testimony and initiated an email campaign for NY members on the the CAC draft plan for the CLCPA
  • Participating in the Technical Calls in CT to create the CES - Clean Energy Standard
  • Regular in-person conversations with Chairman  Roy (TUE) to talk about MA energy policies
  • Met with over 38 state legislators in all seven states to discuss the effects of electrification on our businesses and communities
  • Offered testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, & Energy on 18 bills
  • Submitted written testimony and email campaign for VT members re Burlington and South Burlington Burner Bans
  • Submitted written testimony on RI Carbon Tax Bill
  • Submitted written testimony on Rhode Island climate policy legislation (SB 78)
  • Recently hired Matt Cota with VermontFuels as a lobbyist in VT 
  • Publishing regular press releases on "energy diversity and security"
  • Submitted comments on the MA Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030
  • Presently in conversation with several lobbying firms in NY to help in our efforts there
  • NEHPBA was integral in the writing and editing of the MCSE letter to the conferees and to Gov Baker regarding the MA Climate Bill.
  • Continuing CEUs trainings for Building Inspectors, Home Inspectors and AHJs in New England
  • Submitted comments on the VT Comprehensive Energy Plan Update
  • Created legislator and candidate survey for VT, MA and NY to further understand their support of energy choice and our industry as a whole.
  • Created "Gas Ban Toolkit" so that members can educate their customers on the effects of gas bans in our communities.

  • MA Attorney General Healy voted against the Brookline, MA city-wide gas ban - Submitted written testimony on behalf of our members and initiated a letter-writing/email campaign to the MA AG in July 2020.
  • MA S.2842 State-Wide Gas Ban Legislative Amendment we had overturned through a phone call/email campaign by our members.
  • Overturned MA amendment 61 to House Climate Bill that had removed language about improving greenhouse emissions through the use of biomass/wood/proper forestation - email writing campaign for members to Massachusetts House of Reps.
  • Grew our NEHPBA social media followers from 5 to almost 900!

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