Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy

A recently issued report by RENEW board member the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed electricity proposals now being debated in the Massachusetts legislature on the increased use of wind (both land- based and offshore) and hydroelectric power.

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UCS’ John Rogers giving a presentation on the Massachusetts renewable energy report.

The report concludes that a combination of new clean energy policies to encourage large- scale increases in the use of hydropower and wind energy, for example, could substantially reduce natural gas usage, decrease the consumer risk of electric rate spikes, cut carbon emissions, and provide a host of other benefits at a very modest cost to consumers.  The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to read the report, Massachusetts’s Electricity Future: Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy.