A change approved last month would let builders bypass minimum efficiency standards in favor of a voluntary suite green building standards.
People who make a living catching fish and lobster off the state’s coast questioned state officials’ commitment to working with the industry on offshore wind.
House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz called the law at the heart of an alleged corruption case “the best energy bill we ever passed.”
The order comes as newly released documents point to a larger role on legislative matters for the former utilities commission chair.
The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to reduce energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output.