New England Ratepayers Association

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Northern Pass Has Potential to Benefit Ratepayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (603) 369-4301 June 28, 2013 CONCORD, NH – Today, the New England Ratepayers Association responded to the new route proposed by officials with the Northern Pass project. The latest proposal, released today, will bring hydroelectricity from Canada through the North Country to a converter station in Franklin. Marc Brown, President of […]

Large-scale hydro would improve RPS mandates

Last week the Connecticut State Senate passed SB 1138, which would potentially add large-scale hydro to the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard—replacing more expensive wind, solar and biomass. If incorporated, it is expected that customer costs will be reduced by millions of dollars annually, compared to the current system. Despite that, many are up in arms […]

Malloy Right to Add Large-Scale Hydro to RPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (603) 369-4301 May 9, 2013 CONCORD, NH – The New England Ratepayers Association strongly supports Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy’s efforts to include Large-Scale Hydro in his state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards. “Governor Malloy should be lauded for taking an important first step towards fixing a broken Renewable Portfolio Standard,” said Marc Brown, President […]

Putting “Renewable” back into RPS

The Connecticut State Senate will be considering a bill on Wednesday, SB 1138, which could actually have a beneficial impact on high electricity rates. The legislation will allow large-scale hydroelectricity to be considered as part of the renewable portfolio standards in the state. Not surprisingly, there are a whole host of opponents lining up to […]

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