BOSTON – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Maura Healey joined attorneys general from Maryland, New York and California in issuing the following statement in response to yesterday’s release of the Department of Energy (DOE) study on the U.S. electric grid:
“This study confirms that dirty and expensive power plants shut down when they cannot compete in the market, not because of our country’s investment in clean renewable energy.
Requiring consumers to foot the bill to prop up climate-altering, polluting and uncompetitive coal plants is not the right way forward. The country should continue its clean energy progress, which is delivering good-paying jobs, lower energy costs, cleaner air and a safer climate.
We will review the study’s conclusions carefully and take all appropriate steps to protect our states’ clean energy economies.”
AG Healey has long been an advocate of expanding Massachusetts’ clean and renewable energy economy. For years, the Massachusetts AG’s Office has been a leader in pursuing federal regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, including leading a coalition of states, in coordination with numerous environmental groups, in the landmark Supreme Court case of Massachusetts v. EPA.