Governor Charlie Baker signed a major climate bill into law on Thursday that will accelerate the clean energy transition in the state by boosting offshore wind and solar, and — in a first for Massachusetts — allowing some cities and towns to ban the use of fossil fuels in new buildings and major renovations.

“The economic development bill is fairly essential, as a lot of the climate programs need funding to work,” said Amy Boyd, policy director of the clean energy advocacy group Acadia Center.

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