Analyst: Renewables can help stabilize power rates in New England

02/17/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Michael B. Jacobs, a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, is urging New England policymakers to turn toward more renewable energy sources to lessen the region's reliance on natural gas, which is partly responsible for a recent spike in electricity rates. "You don't have nearly so much of a price spike if you have more renewables in your portfolio," Jacobs said.

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