We’re going to begin today with a look at New England’s energy future — and how we should get there.
Just about everyone — from environmentalists, to the Governor — to the guy selling you light bulbs at your local hardware store — is talking about green, renewable sources of power.
That’s the goal. But among the big questions is, how much carbon-polluting fossil fuel do we need in the short term to build that bridge to the state’s green future?
That question is very much at the heart of a debate about a proposed natural gas pipeline through New England.
After months of widespread community opposition, the company behind it has proposed a new path: it would run from the fracking gas fields of Pennsylvania, into upstate New York, through western Massachusetts, then up and across southern New Hampshire, and then south again to a terminal in Dracut, Massachusetts.
The goal is get more gas to the region and — and bring down electricity prices, which are expected to spike this winter.
Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs, Kinder Morgan
Jamie Eldridge, senator from the Middlesex & Worcester district.