Joe Kennedy III Joins NECEC President Joe Curtatone in Boston Public Radio Interview

In the fourth conversation in NECEC's ongoing GBH series, the leaders delved into the crucial topic of transmission projects necessary to achieve our 2050 clean energy goals. Together, they explored the challenges and opportunities in this space, shedding light on innovative solutions and strategies.

One highlight was Citizens Energy's unique model for transmission projects, which channels hundreds of millions of dollars directly into local communities. This approach supports the development of essential infrastructure and fosters economic growth and resilience at the grassroots level.

With the upcoming presidential election in focus, Kennedy and Curtatone stressed the significance of political leadership in maintaining and advancing environmental policies and programs. The election's outcome could significantly shape the trajectory of clean energy initiatives and environmental protection efforts.

The leaders also discussed specific programs, like the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), that support clean energy projects and create opportunities for economic growth while addressing climate challenges. The two also spoke about the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just yesterday awarding millions of dollars to community solar projects in the Northeast through the Solar for All grant competition.

This conversation serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness between environmental sustainability, community engagement, policy frameworks, and elections. Let's continue championing initiatives that promote a cleaner, greener future for generations!

Tune in to the whole interview starting at 1:31:00 here:

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