Letter: Too much gas
The Monitor’s Page A4 headline on the March 21 Associated Press report (“Power grid chief: Too little natural gas”) was off the mark. The power grid chief was not warning of too little gas, but too much; too much dependence, that is.
As a region, New England has become overly dependent on a single source of fuel: natural gas, for both electricity and heating. The situation is serious.
To ensure electrical reliability and economic stability, we must work to maintain and grow a diverse energy portfolio, including a variety of renewable energy sources – such as hydro, wind, biomass and solar.
We believe the Northern Pass project, which will transmit the same amount of clean hydro-electric energy as three mid-sized natural gas plants, will be a significant step in the right direction.
(The writer is a spokesperson for the Northern Pass project and for Public Service of New Hampshire.)