northern pass

ANNIE ROPEIK / NHPR

The final witnesses gave testimony on the Northern Pass transmission last week, after eight months of hearings and years of planning.

Our  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.

Flick the wall switch and the lights go on. Turn the knob; the stove heats up. Push a button; the air conditioner hums.