SAFE Opposes Section 42

On July 17 th, 2012, SAFE joined  New England Power Generators’ Association, (NEPGA), Toxics Action Center, Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), Environment Mass, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club,  Occupy Salem and HealthLink in opposing legislation being considered by state lawmakers (House Bill 4225) which includes a condition (Section 42) that forces Massachusetts electric consumers to purchase … Continue reading SAFE Opposes Section 42

Coal Free Massachusetts

SAFE, Healthlink, Clean Water Action, and Sierra Club held a press conference at the Blaney Street pier today to announce the launch of a statewide campaign to decommission all of the state's coal-fired energy plants. Today, Massachusetts has three coal-fired plants: Salem Harbor Station, which will be retired in June 2014; Mt. Tom in Holyoke; … Continue reading Coal Free Massachusetts

Keenan attempts to sweetheart deal for Footprint

As reported in the Salem News on July 3, Representative  Keenan has written into the State's energy bill a provision that would guarantee long-term energy contracts for the proposed natural gas plant in Salem. Footprint, the new owner of Salem Harbor Station, has said that the company did not request this special treatment  and the provision … Continue reading Keenan attempts to sweetheart deal for Footprint

Many questions remain on future of Salem Harbor Station site

May 1, 2012 Brian T. Watson Salem Evening News As two energy companies — Footprint Power and Dominion Energy — negotiate in relative secrecy over the possible sale of Salem Harbor Station, the rest of us can only wait with great interest for the result. Barring some unanticipated event, Dominion is expected to close the … Continue reading Many questions remain on future of Salem Harbor Station site