Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law climate change legislation to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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“Climate change is an urgent challenge that requires action, and this legislation will reduce emissions in Massachusetts for decades to come while also ensuring the commonwealth remains economically competitive,” Baker said.

The new law, which passed after months of back and forth between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature, establishes interim goals for emissions reductions, authorizes a voluntary energy efficient building code for municipalities and allows the state to procure an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

“Cities and towns across Massachusetts continue to face increasingly severe impacts from climate...