It shall be the duty of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change to investigate the issues involving global warming and climate change, including but not limited to carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energies. The committee will explore viable solutions and other innovations that stimulate our economy, promote jobs, and protect our security and environment. The Committee may hold hearings, as needed, to investigate and gather information. The committee shall report, from time to time, with recommendations for legislative action based on their review or on the findings of the investigations. The committee shall have the authority to develop and report legislative proposals pertaining to global warming and climate change, which shall be referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
"It shall be the duty of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change to consider all matters related to the Commonwealth's climate policy, including but not limited to greenhouse gas emissions, the climate impacts of renewable energy development and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The committee shall also serve in an advisory capacity to other joint committees that consider legislation with significant climate impacts, including but not limited to environment, natural resources and agriculture, transportation, energy, housing and
economic development and emerging technologies. The committee may participate with other committees in joint hearings at the request of the Speaker or by agreement of the committee chairs."
This committee is tasked with considering all matters concerning the exploration, exploitation and development of energy sources, such as coal, gas, oil, nuclear fusion, solar rays, tidal movement, etc., including the siting of energy facilities, public utilities, wind farms, bottle bill and such other matters as may be referred.