Should Massachusetts proceed with the deal to import hydro electricity from Quebec? (Boston Globe 10/12/2018)
Robert Rio Reading resident; senior vice president of government affairs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is addressing climate change by requiring the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by at least 80 percent by 2050. The current list of options to help meet this goal in the electric sector — primarily wind, solar, and large hydropower — is small. So why, given this short list and the immediacy of the climate challenge, do some people want to eliminate hydropower from the mix? (Read more)
Deb Pasternak:Westborough resident; interim chapter director, Massachusetts Sierra Club
It is imperative that we read between the lines to see the real truth, the real repercussions of Central Maine Power’s New England Clean Energy Connect project.
It will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions as proponents claim. James M. Speyer, an expert energy and environmental consultant, testified before the Maine Department of Utilities last year that any reductions in carbon emissions resulting from the project “would be offset by higher emissions in other markets.” (Read more)
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