Levy: Newton Power Choice impact overstated

Levy: Newton Power Choice impact overstated

 

Paul Levy writes in this week’s Newton TAB

While I appreciate Andrea Downs’ sentiment with regard to the Newton Power Choice program, I fear she has overstated the likely impact of the program by calling it the “climate opportunity of a generation.” If people choose to buy the more expensive “higher percentage of renewables” in their electric bill, they will actually not receive electricity that is more based on renewables than anybody else.

The grid that serves us is a regional grid with the same mix of fossil fuels and renewables across six states. The extra charge for

Seven mayoral candidates to speak at environmental forum

This announcement comes from GreenNewton, Mothers Out Front, Bike Newton, 350 Mass and ForwardMA.

For the first time, all seven candidates running for Mayor of Newton will appear on one stage to discuss their positions on environmental issues that concern Newton residents. The three city councilors running for Mayor, Amy Sangiolo, Ruthanne Fuller, and Scott Lennon, will be joined by Al Cecchinelli, Richard Saunders, Eli Katzoff, and Geoffrey Woodward, in a forum moderated

Mayor Warren affirms Newton’s commitment to Paris Climate Accord

Mayor Warren affirms Newton’s commitment to Paris Climate Accord

This just in from the mayor’s office.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren will join over 80 mayors from across the country in signing a statement that affirms their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

“If Washington will not lead on climate change, cities and states must step in,” said Mayor Warren. “I am proud to sign this statement that affirms Newton’s commitment to the principles and goals outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, joining us in partnership with cities across the country and countries across the world to protect the

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