CLF Statement on NStar, Northeast Utilities Merger Settlement

Ben Carmichael

‘Terms will Allow the State to Finally Unleash the Power of Cape Wind,’ Says Sue Reid

CONTACT:
Karen Wood, CLF, 617-850-1722, or (978) 857-5389

BOSTON, MA  February 15, 2012– “The settlement announced today in the NU NStar merger proceeding ensures that this powerful new utility will be in lockstep with Massachusetts’ nation-leading clean energy policies and propel the state forward instead of backwards in implementing them,” said Sue Reid, vice president and director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Massachusetts’ office. “The terms of the deal will allow the state to finally unleash the potential of Cape Wind, moving the United States ahead in its quest to prioritize clean energy alternatives. The terms also ensure that imported hydropower won’t diminish other renewable energy deployment in New England. We applaud the Administration for recognizing that a lot of ground needed to be made up in order for this merger to benefit the public and for covering that ground with thoughtful terms that benefit ratepayers and the environment both in the short and the long-term.”

 

Background legal filings

CLF Petition to Intervene
January 3, 2011

CLF Initial Brief: Joint Petition for Approval of Merger between NSTAR and Northeast Utilities
Sept 28, 2011

Reply Brief Joint Petition for Approval of Merger between NSTAR and Northeast Utilities
October 24, 2011

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. Using the law, science and the market, CLF creates solutions that preserve natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy region-wide. Founded in1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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