Some background resources: Massachusetts

I live in eastern Massachusetts, so am mostly familiar with what's gone on in communities around Boston. In no particular order, here are some resources I've collected.

Sierra Club summary: "Community Clean Energy"

Boston Globe article touching on challenges of campaign communication and perception, various towns in the area (July 5, 2017)

Mass Climate Action Network / 350 Mass webinar on how to build a municipal campaign (September 2017)

City of Boston (city council unanimously voted to authorize on October 4, 2017; waiting for Mayor's signature)

MA state government website on aggregation, including list of communities with plans approved by the Dept of Public Utilities

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) aggregation webpage

Good Energy, one of the consultants that works with communities and acts as broker negotiating energy supply contracts




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A letter to the editor: Medford MA

Here's a letter to the editor I wrote a few months ago (Google Doc, comments welcome!)


In Medford MA, we're in the early stages, just trying to convince the city council to allow our consultant Good Energy to produce a detailed proposal and plan... no strings attached.  Most of the current councilors seem afraid to take a public stand...the fear of "government overreach" and confusion/disinformation about how aggregation works are the big issues.