NECEC Commends Governors for Effort to Procure Clean Energy

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) commends Governors Baker, Malloy and Raimondo for showing great leadership by working together to help address the energy challenges New England faces.

“Procurement of renewable energy, such as wind from northern New England and hydropower, along with distributed solar, biomass, renewable thermal and other distributed resources, is a key way to address significant retirements of large electric generating facilities,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “New England is at the end of the traditional energy pipeline with no coal, oil, or natural gas of our own, costing ratepayers top dollar for the fuels we import for electricity, heating, and transportation.  The proposed multi-state competitive bidding process will procure large-scale renewable energy in a way that will benefit ratepayers, the environment and the region’s economic competitiveness.  .”

Rothstein continues: “NECEC looks forward to working with the Baker, Malloy and Raimondo Administrations to review the RFP with our clean energy member companies to ensure that this process will lead to competitive, cost-effective procurements of renewable energy for New England energy consumers.”

About NECEC (New England Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute)

NECEC is a regional non-profit organization representing clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that help clean energy businesses at all stages of development to access the resources they need to grow. NECEC includes the New England Clean Energy Council, which is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across New England, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy, and the NECEC Institute, which leads programs that support Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Cluster and Economic Development and Workforce Development. NECEC’s mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.

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