Despite emissions concerns, Hydro-Quebec contracts OK’d

DPU rejects criticism from Healey, enviros, power generators

THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES on Tuesday approved massive hydro-electricity contracts between the state’s three utilities and Hydro-Quebec, rejecting arguments from a broad range of skeptics questioning the environmental benefits of the deal. The hydro-electricity will be produced in Quebec and shipped across the border into Maine, where a transmission line built by Central(...)

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