We talk to State Representative Jeffrey Roy about Massachusetts’ efforts to implement wind power. Jeff provides insights from
- his trip to Ireland
- his visit to the offshore wind turbine construction underway
- his efforts with legislation underway
Along the way we find out about the Northern Ireland Parliament not having met in 3 years and the origin of Robert's Rules of Order in New Bedford.
The reading list:
Drone footage of turbine leaving New Bedford harbor https://youtu.be/4locoph2dMg
CommonWealth Magazine article on wind power quoting Jeff https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/governors-including-healey-raise-concerns-about-offshore-wind-pricing/
WBUR explainer on the status of the wind industry
New Bedford - Robert’s Rules of Order -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/12/new-bedford-leads-in-value-of-fish.html
Solar power technical potential map from State of MA https://www.mass.gov/info-details/technical-potential-of-solar-study#report-and-storymap-
More about the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilites and Energy (TUE)
** See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.
Thanks for listening.