One of the first times we met, the topic of the discussion quickly turned to MBTA's massive debt. I had just moved to Somerville, and I did not know too much about the particulars of the MBTA's financial crisis.
However, with a little online research, I was able to piece together a fairly comprehensive understanding of the history of the issue. Fortunately, at about the same time that I was doing this background research, I also happened to watch an interesting documentary about sustainable urban planning - Urbanized directed by Gary Hustwit.
This prompted me to write a series of blog posts, which offer a potential solution (or at least a partial solution) to balancing the MBTA's budget and paying off its debt...
After the conversation we had a couple of weeks back, I did some research into the looming renewable energy crisis in Massachusetts that I am concerned about. Since the issue is too complicated to be spelled out in one short blog post, I have published a series of posts on my own blog:
- Utility Net Metering Caps Undermine Renewable Energy Installation Goals - an overview of the issue as a whole
- Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard - a detailed description of the current MA renewable energy goals
- Massachusetts Utility Net Metering Cap - a detailed description of the specific issues in Massachusetts
- How much is a kWh? - a primer for people who have trouble understanding energy industry jargon
All of those posts are very long, so I want to thank you for taking the time to really understand an issue that could have devestating results for the Massachusetts renewable energy industry if it goes unresolved.
In many cases, it is actually possible to find some of the current regulations on the internet for free. However, it often takes quite a bit of digging through multiple websites and online searches. Also, it can sometimes be difficult to find information that is up-to-date.
Why not make it free and easy to find all of the official, up-to-date information in one place?
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