The governor’s first state budget proposal includes $35 million for MassCEC, which the administration said would be the first time that the quasi-governmental agency gets operating funding from the state budget.
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Wind company’s financial woes blowing into new bidding process
“No company should be allowed to simply walk away from contracts negotiated and awarded in good faith. … Massachusetts should not set this kind of precedent.” — State Sen. Michael Rodrigues, regarding Avangrid’s effort to terminate its contract
Commonwealth Wind appeals ‘capricious’ DPU contract decision
Commonwealth Wind parent company Avangrid has said for months that increases in commodity prices, rising interest rates and supply shortages mean that its 1,200 megawatt renewable energy project “cannot be financed and built” under the terms.
Gov. Healey arrives with string of policy pledges: ‘What story will we write together?’
She asked Bay Staters to help her “chart a path forward and walk it together, into the next chapter of our Massachusetts story.”
DPU rejects bid to scrap offshore wind contracts, approves them instead
Commonwealth Wind had filed a motion to dismiss its power purchase agreements, saying that the largest offshore wind farm in the state’s pipeline “cannot be financed and built” under the terms of those contracts.
Healey turns governor’s office blue with historic win
In addition to being the first woman and first openly gay person elected governor in Massachusetts, Healey became the first sitting attorney general elected to the corner office since AG became an elected office more than a century ago.
Utility companies don’t want to delay offshore wind contracts
Eversource, National Grid and Unitil say they do not plan to renegotiate power purchase agreements with Commonwealth Wind and Mayflower Wind
Major Massachusetts offshore wind project no longer viable
Last week, Commonwealth Wind filed a motion for a one-month delay in DPU’s review, telling the state that their project can no longer move forward as planned.
Healey and Diehl clash in first debate of governor’s race
Democrat Healey has been the odds-on favorite since before she formally entered the race, but Republican Diehl is hoping that enthusiasm for repealing an immigrant licensing law will help carry him to victory.
Gov. Baker opens Cape Cod base to immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard
“It is disgusting and abhorrent that an out-of-state governor has decided to engage in what is tantamount to a form of human trafficking for pure political games.” — Senate President Karen Spilka