Canada http://ripr.org en Regional Rift Over Who Should Pay for Power Lines Across New England http://ripr.org/post/regional-rift-over-who-should-pay-power-lines-across-new-england <p>Federal regulators are being asked to resolve a regional rift over who should pay for new power lines needed to carry renewable electricity to southern New England.</p><p></p><p>Vermont has joined New Hampshire and Rhode Island to oppose the cost-sharing formula being promoted by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. The question now before federal authorities is how much rate payers in Vermont should pay for a power line project that mainly benefits people in southern New England.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:02:32 +0000 John Dillon 26540 at http://ripr.org To Stabilize Power Costs, Rhode Islanders Need to Look North http://ripr.org/post/stabilize-power-costs-rhode-islanders-need-look-north <p>Our&nbsp; air conditioners have been working overtime in this steamy summer. Our wallets will be lighter when the electricity bills arrive. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says to stabilize power costs, Rhode Island needs to look north to Canada.</p><p>Flick the wall switch and the lights go on. Turn the knob; the stove heats up. Push a button; the air conditioner hums.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:22:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 19167 at http://ripr.org RI's energy future needs Canadian hydro power http://ripr.org/post/ris-energy-future-needs-canadian-hydro-power <p>Our air conditioners have been working overtime in this steamy summer. Our wallets will be lighter when the electricity bills arrive. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says to stabilize power costs, Rhode Island needs to look north to Canada.</p><p>Flick the wall switch and the lights go on. Turn the knob; the stove heats up. Push a button; the air conditioner hums.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:07:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 19076 at http://ripr.org