New England Ratepayers Association

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Category: Opinion

NESCOE Proposal Unnecessary and pharmacy viagra price Would Repeat Mistakes of the Past

Recently, the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), which represents the canadian generic kamagra online six New England states and its Governors on regional electricity issues, proposed an initiative that would socialize the cost of natural gas pipeline expansion as well as transmission lines associated with large-scale hydropower imports from Canada. The initiative has been rightfully met with […]

Municipal Fiber not the Right Path

On its May 2nd editorial page, the Concord Monitor opined that “Concord should embrace municipal fiber optic network”. The question residents need to ask themselves is: Why? Concord currently has several broadband providers that serve its residents. Why would taxpayers foot the bill to duplicate existing networks? The Monitor offers a quote from a former […]

Wind power not competitive with conventional sources

It has been recently reported that Massachusetts’ utilities National Grid, Northeast Utilities and kamagra online uk Unitil have negotiated power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 565MW of electricity capacity from existing and proposed wind-farms in New Hampshire and Maine that would provide electricity at wholesale rates of approximately eight cents per kilowatt-hour. These agreements were lauded by the Boston […]

Vermont Yankee closing will push us closer to energy cliff

Entergy’s recent decision to decommission Vermont Yankee’s 620MW of nuclear electricity generation by the end of 2014 brings to light a growing problem for New England’s electricity grid—reliability. Since 2003, New England has increased its reliance on natural gas for electricity generation by 30%. The Vermont Yankee announcement means that New England ratepayers will be […]

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