This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
The energy debate is set to surge on Beacon Hill with a hearing on clean power bills, including plans from Governor Charlie Baker to draw more hydroelectricity into Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is getting her two cents in as the pipeline company Kinder Morgan readies to file its federal application.
An anti-pipeline group is taking its case to Massachusetts’ highest court. The group was denied a role as an “intervenor” in rulings for contracts between Kinder Morgan and several gas utilities.
Governor Charlie Baker travels to Newfoundland this week to meet with New England governors and Canadian premiers where energy options will be on the agenda.
Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are following the would-be route of the line in a protest that’s scheduled to last several weeks.
A proposed pipeline would bring natural gas from New York and Pennsylvania through the Berkshires to Dracut, Massachusetts. Many residents are unhappy, but others are excited by the prospect of new jobs.
The California Public Utilities Commission has called on utilities and private companies to install about $5 billion worth of batteries and other forms of energy […]
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The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits […]
The heavy floodwaters in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gal
Burning natural gas can be better than burning coal from the standpoint of global warming, a study published this week suggests. This is a contentious […]
The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it’s not only demand for electricity that’s expanding — it’s the sources of electricity, particularly […]
Ten years ago a sagging power line hit a tree near Cleveland, tripping some circuit breakers.