As consumers look at spending over $14.1 billion more on home heating and energy costs this winter, one of the hardest hit regions of the country will be New England. CEA’s Northeast Director, Marc Brown, examines how misguided public policies have placed New England in one of the most precarious situations in the country, and what must be done to lower costs for families and businesses.
“The only real solution is to realize that this is a situation that is going to be with us for a long time,” Brown said, adding that raising the region’s pipeline capacity would put New England in a position to ride out future winters comfortably while giving the renewables sector more time to develop. “It is foolish to pay additional costs year after year and also be in opposition to a pipeline,” he said.
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