An Urgency for Clean Energy

Moving toward a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future (Guest viewpoint)

June 20th, 2016 - MassLive

"Working with neighboring New England states, Massachusetts could lead the nation toward a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future based on a ramped-up commitment to a bundle of low-emissions power projects."

Column: Hydro and wind lead the way to reduced carbon emissions

June 2nd, 2016 - Gloucester Times

"A recent survey commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Electricity Partnership found that 89 percent of Massachusetts registered voters support the use of additional renewable, clean energy. And 58 percent of respondents were comfortable with spending more each month for clean electricity."

Carbon emissions rising at New England power plants

May 16th, 2016 - Boston Globe

"For the first time in five years, power plants across New England are producing more carbon emissions, dealing a setback to Massachusetts’ legally mandated efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and raising concerns that reduced production of nuclear energy will undercut environmental gains."

What Can Hydro and Wind Imports Do for New England? New Study Brings New Numbers to the Debate

April 28th, 2016 - Union of Concerned Scientists

"With a major natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts being put on hold last week, Massachusetts’s electricity future is a hot topic. A new study looks at pieces of the electricity policies in play in the state, and comes to some pretty positive conclusions. Like the Union of Concerned Scientists’ own recent study on Massachusetts and energy, this new work suggests that more renewable energy is likely to be a good deal, in a lot of different ways."

Hydro power needed to meet state’s 2020 carbon goal

April 25th, 2016 - Editorial, Boston Globe

"Yet a state report last year found that without new legislation, the Commonwealth could still miss its statutory goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent compared to 1990 levels. If that happens, the failure would be political, not technological. Since the later years of the Patrick administration, continuing into Charlie Baker’s governorship, lawmakers have been locked in a time-wasting battle over how precisely to meet attainable reduction goals."

Study predicts shift toward wind, hydro power will save consumers $$$

April 21st, 2016 - The Danvers Herald

"A new study on the impact large-scale hydro and wind power imports could have on the Massachusetts energy market predicts significant savings for consumers, challenging the narrative put forward by critics of Gov. Charlie Baker's energy bill that hydropower would be a costly alternative to natural gas."