Massachusetts adopts bill for massive wind and hydropower projects


Massachusetts flag“The comprehensive energy bill adopted this week by the Massachusetts legislature includes a provision requiring the state’s utilities to enter into long-term contracts to purchase both offshore wind and hydropower by 2027.

 

offshore_wind_energy in Virginia 2015In addition to the 1,600 MW mandate for offshore wind, utilities would have to purchase an additional 9.45 million MWh of power annually from new Class I resources and hydropower,” writes Jennifer Delony, Associate Editor of Renewable Energy World magazine.

This move toward clean energy will create jobs and help keep the environment livable.

Source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2016/08/states-in-us-northeast-prioritize-renewable-energy.html?cmpid=renewablewind0842016&eid=326825548&bid=1486924

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