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Downing key to green energy law

This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in the August 6, 2012 edition of The Berkshire Eagle   On Friday, August 3, Governor Deval Patrick signed new energy legislation into law that expands clean and renewable energy and grows the clean energy economy in a number of important ways. Through passage of this legislation, Massachusetts...
Governor Patrick Signs Massachusetts Energy Bill

Governor Patrick Signs Massachusetts Energy Bill

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) applauds Governor Deval Patrick for supporting and signing into law new energy legislation that will expand the benefits of clean and renewable energy to more Massachusetts energy customers. NECEC praises Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Energy Committee Co-Chairs Sen. Ben Downing and Rep. John...

Energy Bill Passes in MA House and Senate; Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

The New England Clean Energy Council applauds the Massachusetts House and Senate on their recent passage of comprehensive energy legislation that is critical to moving Massachusetts’ thriving clean energy economy forward. The Commonwealth leads the nation in energy efficiency, and the clean energy sector is the most rapidly growing industry in the state, already employing...

Legislature must move Mass. clean-energy economy forward

This piece originally appeared in the July 31, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe This week, the Massachusetts House and Senate have an amazing opportunity to build on the Commonwealth’s energy policy foundation so that our energy economy can continue on its path as an emerging world player in the clean-energy industry — and ensure Massachusetts energy consumers a secure,...

Energizing Massachusetts: something we can all be proud of

This piece originally appeared in the July 30 edition of the Quincy Patriot Ledger In an age when partisanship and cynicism dominates politics, it’s great to be able to say, “Bravo, Beacon Hill!” Our leaders in the State House have passed an energy bill that will create jobs and save everyone money. It will also...

Many would benefit from boost in renewables

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the July 27, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe   The July 23 Metro article “Wind, solar subsidy set for review” raises concerns about Massachusetts’ net metering program, but ignores many of its positive effects, including job creation, local power generation, declining renewables costs, and cleaner grid impacts....

MA Energy Bills Needed for Economy & Environment

In a Boston Globe op-ed, First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor and Massachusetts Director of Environment Northeast Jeremy McDiarmid describe the benefits of the energy bills currently in conference committee in the Massachusetts legislature. The Massachusetts Senate and House have each passed comprehensive energy bills, and must now negotiate a compromise by the end of July....