What New York State is doing, and Massachusetts, apparently not.
Cheap supplies of domestic natural gas have driven the New England power plant market toward that fuel and away from the more expensive coal, oil and nuclear material. Limited capacity for bringing natural gas into the region has recently driven up electricity prices on winter days when residential heating units dig deep into the gas supply.
Golden said lawmakers should be cautious as they seek to diversify power generation “with clean options.”
“We should be doing no harm,” Golden said. Concerned about market impacts, Golden said, “We have to watch out for the generators that we have.”