Do We Really Need A New Peak Demand Plant?

Submitted byadministrator onSat, 04/17/2021 - 01:06

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) is proposing to build a 55 MW natural gas and oil peaker power plant in Peabody, MA. Will this plant be an environmental, health, and safety threat to people in their homes, a school, and to a nearby dairy farm in Peabody and the Danversport area? Have these issues and the impact on the global climate crisis been evaluated?

People at Mass Democratic Convention

Submitted byJerry Halberstadt onMon, 09/16/2019 - 02:29
People come to political events with their fears and their hopes. Here are glimpses of some supporters of Bernie, Liz, and Markey. Along with the chants, the printed shirts, the signs came the feeling of a rally. Some faces were serious, some showed pain, and some showed something close to ecstasy. All radiated a hunger---of hope for action to save the planet and address national priorities as well as personal needs.

Obama confronts reality at last

Submitted byJerry Halberstadt onThu, 01/22/2015 - 13:20

In last year's State of the Union, President Obama stated that political opposition to dealing with climate change made it impossible to discuss. This year, he finally brought up the subject. And while the administration has been taking steps on greenhouse emissions, and has begun to make international agreements, we need a much more intensive national effort.