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League of Women Voters Calls on Governor Baker to Support Clean Energy

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has issued a call to Governor Charlie Baker and his Administration to take a stand for state policy by opposing a two-year delay in letting clean energy compete at the regional level. A decision by the region’s power grid operator, ISO-New England (ISO-NE), to delay eliminating a harmful rule called the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) that excludes state-sponsored clean energy like offshore wind from the regional market for generation capacity will hold back progress on state clean energy and climate policy, if accepted.
Launa Zimmaro of LWV-MA said, “Governor Baker has set a bold path for clean energy but he must stand up at the regional level to protect our state policies. We call on Governor Baker to oppose a two-year delay in eliminating the harmful Minimum Offer Price Rule, which would hold back the future of clean energy in our state and prop up fossil fuels at the expense of clean resources like offshore wind.” Specifically, the League calls on Governor Baker to file comments at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking that agency, which is ISO-NE’s federal regulator, to direct ISO-NE to eliminate the MOPR immediately, without delay.  Click here to read the letter to Governor Baker.