Transforming New England’s Energy System New England’s coal-fired power plants were at their peak when CLF opened its doors 50 years ago. The majority of the region’s coal fleet came online in the post-war boom years of the1950s and 1960s and they would go on to dominate our region’s electricity mix for decades. Today, however,…
We’re stemming New England’s addiction to dirty fossil fuels.
As families across New England were preparing for this last holiday season, NRG Energy, a Texas dirty-energy giant (over 80% of its massive power holdings burn fossil fuels!), quietly filed its request with the Massachusetts Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) for approval to construct its newest fossil-fuel power plant: a new, 350 megawatt gas- and…
Last week, the Baker Administration released its first update to Massachusetts’ Clean Energy and Climate Plan. This plan – a requirement of the state’s landmark climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) – is intended to guide the state in reaching its statewide emissions limits of 25% below 1990 levels by 2020. In its…
Massachusetts is a state of extraordinary range – from our miles of coastline to the western mountains, our dense hardwood forests to our working farms, our thickly settled city neighborhoods to our rural village greens.
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Its impacts will be felt around the world, and we here in New England will not be immune.
E.O. 562 orders state-level executive agencies to conduct a comprehensive review of all Massachusetts regulations to ensure that they are clear, uncomplicated and efficient, in an attempt to preserve our competitive edge for business. That sounds like a completely logical and worthy effort. But the order goes too far, proscribing Massachusetts regulations that are more stringent than the relevant federal standards.