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

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