The impeachment hearings have brought to light the incredibly close relationship between government agencies and business leadership. Even in Vermont, recent news reports have highlighted the close relationship between high-ranking individuals employed by the largest investor-owned utility and the state regulatory agency that governs it. Good to see the senators stepping up to the plate.
'New England states take the threat of climate change seriously and have adopted some of the most ambitious climate and clean energy laws in the country,' the senators wrote to the Holyoke, Mass., based grid operator in November. 'ISO-NE appears to be pursuing a patchwork of market reforms aimed at preserving the status quo of a fossil fuel-centered resource mix.' Gordon van Welie, ISO’s president, defended its policies while emphasizing its critical responsibility: to keep electricity flowing without interruption.