Electricity providers are raising rates. How should you think about this? From a climate perspective, we should recognize the long term problem and build more renewables. This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it helps with your understanding as well.
Topics covered this time
- Electric rate increases
- DPU process, Inequity around New England, ISO New England
- The Globe on the rate hikes
- why are electricity prices so uneven across New England?
- Municipal aggregation for Franklin shields us
- Machin and side deal
- FERC role mentioned for aiding in interstate transmission role
- Ezra Klien podcast with Jesse Kenkins
- Scope of work required
- Heat pump explanation
- Affordable housing, zoning for residential & commercial neighborhoods
There is a great section on heat pumps as well as an explanation on the side effect of reducing premature deaths due to improved air quality
Other climate podcast referral -> https://www.volts.wtf/p/welcome-to-volts
See the page that collects 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 to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.