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Julian Spector

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Staff writer @GreentechMedia. Formerly @CityLab. Writing about clean energy and climate change. @DukeU alum.

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@KnittelMIT @JesseJenkins @greentechmedia @SamEBNHPR "New jobs and economic growth", as pitched by Eversource. But there's definitely a PR challenge when NH bears the brunt of the intrusion for a project designed to help MA
When's the last time a prominent renewables advocate revved up a crowd about the need to crisscross the country with high voltage wires to deliver their solution to customers? It needs to get into the conversation if a high renewable scenario will succeed
If MA wants to cut carbon, it will need to build more wires. That will require some degree of acceptance from the public, and skill from the developers in making their case
That said, there are other options for MA to get its clean energy. It could be NP was just an unpopular project that MA should have stayed away from. There are other transmission options thru less contested terrain
This case reveals a number of fault lines w/in clean energy movement. Local conservation vs macro carbon reductions; big and central vs small and decentralized; utility driven solution vs third party industry
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