Congratulations to Gov. Baker. I’m sure he is aware his huge plurality of votes on Cape Cod was critical for his win. Why did that happen? The Cape is purple, not conservative. But we love this place and we try to be rational about these things. We heard Baker say he was once opposed to… More
Providence Journal: Leading Constitutional Law Expert: Expensive Cape Wind Power Contract “Forced Down NSTAR’s Throat” BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Massachusetts officials and Cape Wind misinterpreted the law and drew . . . http://www.providencejournal.com/business/press-releases/20 . . .
by Susan Vaughn Claims toxic chemicals could threaten water supply The Barnstable Town Council last week took a strong stand against the placement of potentially toxic oil-filled equipment at an NStar substation in Independence Park in Hyannis that would accommodate an offshore wind farm’s electricity into the regional grid. The main concern is a potential… More
By David Tuerck Playing out in Massachusetts is a saga in which a private developer is using his political connections to trump the interests of state electric ratepayers – and in the process creating a precedent for much broader misuse of governmental power. The saga involves a court case in which state officials invoked an arcane… More
By Jay Fitzgerald | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT With electric rates steadily climbing, critics say Governor Deval Patrick and his administration have failed to take steps to control prices, even as they have focused on improving efficiency and renewable power. Businesses, consumers, and other critics say Massachusetts policymakers have neglected pipe lines, transmission lines, and power plants that could… More