Massachusetts


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

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

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. Read more >

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Why Electricity Bills Go Up and Down: Putting Costs in Context

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Electricity bills go up and our electricity bills go down, but it takes a dive into the numbers to get a sense of just how much that actually happens. To get at this question, two graphs in our recent analysis on the future of electricity in Massachusetts seems particularly worthy of extra attention. Read more >

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Massachusetts Can Lead On Clean Energy. The Nation Should Pay Attention.

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Massachusetts now stands at a crossroads in planning for its energy future. The state’s choices will have ramifications far beyond its borders. The question now before state officials: What sources of electricity should replace the closure of many coal plants in the state and region, and the scheduled retirement of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant? Read more >

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How Low-Cost Can U.S. Offshore Wind Go? New Study Looks at the Power of Scale in Massachusetts

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The effects of a state committing to offshore wind power at scale and over time, it turns out, are pretty impressive. A new study looks at what enticing the offshore wind industry to take root and flourish on this side of the Atlantic might mean, and suggests that Massachusetts can learn—and benefit—plenty from what Europe has already learned and done, to great effect. All it takes is foresight and commitment. Read more >

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Should Electricity Ratepayers Pay for New Natural Gas Pipelines in Massachusetts?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

There are plenty of reasons to think that the path the state seems headed down on natural gas is not the way to go. Read more >

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