Margaret McLean

Are we really looking to turn back 40 years or more in our energy emissions?

Thanks to Mike Faher of VtDigger and The Commons for his reporting. I live in southern New Hampshire and am a fan of clean energy, including nuclear power.

I can't believe that we are considering replacing a nuclear power plant with a fossil-fuel plant.

Are we really looking to turn back 40 years or more in our energy emissions? This idea that Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will do more good than harm is really questionable. Our energy portfolio is going the wrong way, and our emissions and ratepayer costs will soon follow.

I can't understand why the region hasn't made an effort to upgrade the nuclear plants, rather than acquiesce to the job losses, economic impact, and hit to our grid (and emissions curve) of switching investments from clean sources like new nuclear power to gas-fired plants.

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