Carbon tax looms behind guvs’ call for ‘decarbonized’ power grid - True North

Yesterday five of New England’s six governors - Phil Scott included - asked the New England power grid operator to “decarbonize” the region’s electricity generation and transmission. Back in March the grid’s president said the best way to do that was to implement carbon pricing on fossil fuel-generated electricity - all they had to do was ask.

"The same state legislatures that passed the reduction mandates lack the will to enforce them. In their own states, they won’t ban cheap fossil-fuel power, mandate renewable power, or levy a carbon tax on life-essential electricity. Instead the states want ISO-New England to solve their carbon-reduction problems for them, by taxing carbon."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-10-16 16:21:42 -0400