EDITORS NOTE: The following is a press release by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association.
Following an extensive study of the New England region’s energy needs, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that the region does not need new natural gas pipelines to meet New England’s electricity demands. Her study “found that through 2030 the region’s power system reliability will be maintained during our coldest winter months.”
“The results of the AG Healey’s study are certainly welcome and important news for our industry given that MEMA and the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) have been strong advocates for sensible energy policy in our region that recognizes the important role of clean burning heating oil and Bioheat fuels; and the predatory, expand-at-any-cost practices of the natural gas utilities,” said MEMA President Michael Ferrante.
“I want to extend my thanks to all those who helped MEMA in advocating for our industry with our Attorney General’s office including Michael Trunzo with NEFI; MEMA Board Chairman Ted Noonan; Howard Peterson with Peterson Oil; and my counterpart in Connecticut, Chris Herb, who helped establish an important working relationship with GDF Suez-Distrigas in our joint efforts to battle regional natural gas pipeline expansion,” Ferrante said.
Click here to read a press release from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.