State Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, chairman to the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, will be the guest speaker at the Marion Democratic Town Committee’s meeting Saturday, October 26, at 10:00 am at the Music Hall, 164 Front St. The topic will be “Energy Efficiency and Harnessing Solar to Power a Green Revolution in Marion.” Senator Pacheco attended the recent National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2013 Legislative Summit in Atlanta and moderated a session on “Energy Efficiency: The Nation’s Best & Cheapest Energy Resource.”
“I am proud to moderate NCSL’s session on energy solutions as a leader from the state ranked number one in the country for investment per capita in energy efficiency,” said Pacheco, who also serves as Co-Chair to the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference’s Energy and Environment Committee, representing 11 northeastern states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several Canadian provinces. “Massachusetts sets a positive example of the environmental and economic benefits to be found when states put policies and practices in place that use energy in a smarter way and reduce energy consumption overall.”
The Senate’s Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change investigates the issues involving global warming and climate change, including but not limited to carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energies.