Elements of a Robust Energy Vision/Agenda for the State of Massachusetts

March 2015 | Materials

New England, and Massachusetts in particular, enjoys many economic advantages, but low cost and indigenous energy is not one of them. Massachusetts needs a robust and actionable State Energy Agenda. This agenda must look at both short-term and long-term energy challenges, including determining the right amount of natural gas as coal plants retire without putting the state at risk of higher prices long term; continuing to take efficiency measures, particularly in the industrial sector; catching up to other states in adopting the use of electric and natural gas in vehicles; and developing a viable market for homegrown renewables including hydro, solar, and wind, which are still well below their potential.

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