Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 22, 2022 Sen. Lewis supports passage of major climate bill A mid alarming reports by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate on April 14 to pass a major climate bill, An Act driving climate policy forward. The bill addresses climate change in three primary areas – clean energy, transportation and buildings – with the aim of achieving the Commonwealth’s ambitious goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which the Legislature codifi ed into law in 2021. “Massachusetts is a national and global leader in combating climate change and shifting our economy away from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable sources of energy like off shore wind and solar,” said Lewis. “But the scale and urgency of the climate challenges we face demand that we rapidly expand our burgeoning off shore wind energy industry and accelerate eff orts to green our transportation sector and buildings.” The bill now heads to a Conference Committee for reconciliANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.979 Mid Unleaded $4.259 Super $4.359 Diesel Fuel $4.999 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $6.99 DEF $4.75 9 Diesel $4.799 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! 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The bill includes significant provisions to support and accelerate the deployment of clean energy infrastructure: • Allocating $100 million to a Clean Energy Investment Fund to support infrastructure development related to off shore wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage • Allowing agricultural/horticultural land to be used to site solar panels, and eliminating the so-called “donut hole” for on-site solar energy net metering to promote residential solar • Removing biomass from the list of energy-generating sources that are allowed to receive state incentives for clean energy The bill includes numerous strategies to reduce emissions in the transportation sector, which is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts: • Allocating $100 million for the state’s MOR-EV electric vehicle incentive program, which provides rebates to individuals electrifying the commuter rail fl eet, with new purchase of diesel locomotives to be phased out in the coming years • Directing the state to prepare a report on the estimated cost of converting school buses to zero-emission vehicles, as well as recommendations on how to structure a state incentive program for replacing school buses The bill also includes signifJason Lewis State Senator who purchase or lease electric vehicles • Expanding access to electric vehicle charging stations • Starting in 2028, requiring every passenger bus that is purchased or leased by the MBTA to be a zero-emission vehicle, and, by the end of 2040, requiring the MBTA to operate exclusively zero-emission vehicles; prioritizing underserved and low-income communities for the equitable deployment of these zero-emission buses • Requiring the MBTA to develop and implement plans for icant provisions to tackle the challenging issue of reducing emissions from buildings: • Creating a 10-municipality demonstration project allowing all-electric new building construction by local option • Making enhancements to the Mass Save program, which provides rebates and incentives for owners and renters related to effi cient appliances and other home energy improvements • Requiring the state to consider the participation of low- and middle-income households, including renters, in the Mass Save program, and provide recommendations to promote more equitable access and reduce disparities in uptake Triangle, Inc. Honors Dr. Philip B. Conti as its 2022 Founders Award Recipient Triangle Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Disability Community M ALDEN — On Thursday, April 28 at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Triangle, Inc., will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of serving the disability community. The 50th Anniversary Founders Award will be presented to Dr. Philip Conti. As one of the founders of the organization, Dr. Conti was instrumental S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping in creating an empowering, safe, and loving community in the “Triangle” of Everett, Malden, and Medford in the early 1970s. He remained involved with the organization for many decades and helped nurture the growth and evolution of Triangle programs. Dr. Philip B. Conti is the Clinical Director & General Dentist at Maplewood Dental Associates in Malden, MA. He was born in Everett, Massachusetts, and raised in Malden, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Malden High School and attended Brandeis University. He graduated with a bachelor’s in biology and simultaneously attended the New England Conservatory of Music (special voice student) and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, achieving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Conti worked at the Cancer Research Department at Tufts Medical Center from 1958 to 1962 as a biologist, screening steroids on a National Institute of Health Grant and co-authored many research publications. This year’s event will return to JFK Library and Museum for Triangle’s fi rst in-person awards ceremony and fundraiser since 2019. On this landmark year in the organization’s history, Triangle Inc. is thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of the thousands of Triangle participants who have been a part of its community since the 1970s, while also looking forward to highlighting exciting new programs that will allow the organization to grow, evolve, and thrive in the decades to come. In its 50 years, Triangle has since grown into one of the leading disability services agencies in the Commonwealth with multiple locations in Malden, a recently expanded site in Salem, a downtown location in Randolph, and a Boston offi ce that is home to the service-learning and abuse prevention programs. Each year, Triangle reaches 4,000 people with disabilities from more than 100 cities and towns and continues to improve and diversify programs and services to better meet the evolving needs of the disability community. About Triangle, Inc. Since 1971, Triangle, Inc. has empowered people with disabilities and their families to live rich, fulfi lling lives. With a strong focus on employment, empowerment, independence, and community engagement, Triangle, Inc. reaches more than 4,000 people across eastern Massachusetts each year. Through all of its eff orts, Triangle, Inc. reminds our communities that we are all people with abilities. Learn more about the organization and its impact at triangle-inc.org. Prices subject to change Ask about our Heating Oil Conditioner! FLEET

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