Bill weighted too heavily on imported hydropower
May 23, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response to the Massachusetts House Clean Energy Bill, which came out today for review.
“The Massachusetts House deserves full credit for recognizing the urgent need to address our state’s energy future. However, this bill is not strong enough,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation. “We need to take bold action to counter climate change and that means choosing the cleanest energy that we can. Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources — cleaner than imported hydropower.”
“We need a bill that lives up to its name — An Act to Promote Energy Diversity. This bill is weighted too heavily in favor of imported hydropower,” continued Peale Sloan. “Onshore and offshore wind are a powerful combination that will help to curb climate change and build a new industry in Massachusetts. As dirty fossil fuels phase out, we need clean local energy sources to keep the lights on. And that means investing in onshore and offshore wind today so both will be ready to power our homes and businesses tomorrow.”
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