Rep. Provost heading to U.K. for climate change talks

On January 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

provost_webState Rep. Denise Provost, D- Somerville, has been invited by the British Consulate in Washington, D.C., to join a government delegation traveling to Great Britain this month. The purpose of the trip is for state legislators from the United States to learn about initiatives by the U.K. and European Union to address climate change through a variety of legislative and public-policy measures. Provost, representing Massachusetts, will join state representatives and state senators from Maine, Michigan, Washington and Oregon for an intensively scheduled program of meetings, briefings and site visits.

“Massachusetts is already a national leader in clean energy and promoting the green economy,” Provost said, “but there’s always more to learn about achieving a sustainable future.  Britain, for instance, hosts the world’s largest offshore wind farm, as well as many based on land, even though their population density is far greater than ours. I think we have much to learn from their success.”

Great Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change will provide detailed information on its “Green Deal” for energy efficiency, which includes grid modernization and electricity market reform, its Green Investment Bank; low-carbon economic benefits, and transportation-sector transformation programs. One highlight of the trip will be a visit to the port city of Bristol, which was recently awarded the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2015 for its efforts to become a “green” city.

“Since my roots are in city government, I’m especially looking forward to finding out what Bristol is doing to make such an impact,” Provost said.

12 Responses to “Rep. Provost heading to U.K. for climate change talks”

  1. No more Provo says:

    Can they keep her?

  2. Johnnie Jazz says:

    Who is paying for this nonsense? She’s traveling to the UK to study what??? I like Denise, but this is silly. In the 70s we had the coming global cooling… then the last 10 years we’ve had the coming global warming…. and now it’s the coming global change. What a marketing strategy for alternate fuel companies, huh?

    In December 2008: Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”

    Ice Caps are larger than they’ve ever been. Fact. Man is like a pimple on Mother Nature’s butt – we have minimal impact, but huge egos I guess.

    Denise stay home and save us the money please. 10 years from now people are going to want to forget they got on that bandwagon. Don’t be one of them.

  3. mallen says:

    What idiot still believes in global warming after this past decade?

    Please keep this Dummycrat and all others in the Bay State who steal taxpayer money for this nonsense.

  4. bag of wind says:

    I believe in wind farms, too. (as long as they don’t block the Kennedy’s view of the ocean!)

  5. The Captain says:

    Miss Provost is your typical tax and spend liberal. Her votes and beliefs are what is bringing this country down. In 20 years we will be a third world country. Global warming is a hoax. We would be better served if she told a look at the looming crisis in the Middle East(although as a State Representative she is supposed to be concerned with state issues mostly).

    Go on and worry about global warming. The real warming will come when the Iranians use the nuclear weapon that they are developing. They are fanatics and zealots. It’s sad that the present administration is part of the problem. The much talked about deal with Iran is a joke. Mark my words-a world wide disaster is not far away.

  6. Somerbreeze says:

    Global warming is a hoax?

    Good grief, what planet do you live on?

  7. simple says:

    Massachusetts has a deadly crisis in Childrens Services with a missing child, a pharmacy supervised by the state has killed 65 people, Probation office disaster, incredible crisis with forensic evidence tampered with by someone pretending to have degrees while being supervised by the state. This is costing millions and freeing criminals. And our leader is jetting off to talk about global warming. Thanks, so much Denise. Think Globally, Act Locally? we’ll just try to keep it together here while you create more hot air, contributing to the whole phony baloney problem.

  8. ritepride says:

    Don’t know…North Pole the ice is decreasing yet the South Pole the ice is increasing. TV media showed how bad pollution emissions are from China, etc. So unless you can convince places like that “comerade”.. you are never going to stop global warming and some things evolution makes the changes and “It’s not nice to try and fool Mother Nature” cause if you piss her off..your really gonna get zapped!

  9. A,Moore says:

    Just stay here and do your job for a change. She can think of so many ways to waste our money. She got relatives over there or what? Maybe help shovel up some of that global warming that falls from the sky and stays on the ground here.

  10. simple says:

    I believe there are environmental problems, but global warming/climate change has been proven untrue over and over. Polar bears were supposed to become extinct due to loss of ice. They are at highest population ever. none of the dire predictions have come true. Al Gore has disappeared. and yet Denise is spending our money flying around talking about it.

  11. ritepride says:

    i think they should take her and the rest of the “Bacon Hill Gang” including Martha and the P.C. (Purely Communist) Progressive Democrats [Where's Joe McCarthy when you need him?] Ship them all over to both Afg + Pak – istans and let them wait in the desert for the Welcome Wagon (DUH!!) to arrive.

  12. The Captain says:

    Simple is spot on. We have serious pressing issues here at home. Put global warming on the back burner and deal with the issues and problems that threaten us here at home. Ms. Provost should cancel the UK trip and tackle some of the issues that Simple has spoken of.

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