Rhode Island Rate Hike Due to New Fossil Fueled Generation Not Public Policies

In a Providence Journal op-ed, RENEW Northeast and the Rhode Island chapter of the Sierra Club explained how National Grid’s rate increase was caused by the retirement of one old dirty plant, driving up consumer prices to pay for new dirty plants. We urged that instead of continuing to rely on these dirty plants and […]

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. The report concludes that a combination of new clean energy policies to encourage large- scale increases in the […]

Is Your State Betting Too Much on Natural Gas for Electricity? A New UCS Analysis Takes a Look

This post is by John Rogers who is a senior energy analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists and a director on the RENEW Northeast board. Alongside photos of the local apple festival and headlines about the school budget, recently the front page of my small town’s weekly newspaper has been full of talk about […]