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
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use New Bedford to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford and Rhode Island’s Quonset Point for… More