Gov's Climate Change Plan Includes $50M For Backup Power, Seawalls
Gov. Deval Patrick announced a multi-part plan to address "current and future" impacts from climate change on the Bay State.
The plan has many parts, but among them is $40 million for towns and cities to protect their energy services, according to a press release. That includes buying "green" backup power systems that rely on solar and advanced battery storage schemes.
Another $10 million will go toward seawalls, dam repair and other methods of mitigating coastal damage, the press release said.
"We have a generational responsibility to address the current and future impacts of climate change in Massachusetts," the governor broadcast on his Twitter account during a press conference about the plan.
The governor is having the Department of Transportation to examine their facilities statewide and come up with a "climate adaptation plan" by 2015.
Patrick also promised help to local health boards combating a rise in vector-borne diseases in mosquitoes and oysters.
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