My daughter and I attended Congressman Markey’s hearing yesterday, and I videotaped his opening remarks.
For me, the most exciting proposal was the elimination of coal fired electrcity in the commonwealth. Historically, the energy mix here didn’t have a lot coal in the first place and that number has been steadily decreasing over the years, but to phase it our entirely is a giant step in the right direction.
I never got to ask my question, so I’ll pose it here – Congressman Markey, if you’re following up, please answer: can we require all governmental entities to purchase green power where green power is available? This would create an instant jump in green power demand, essentially greening the grid through the power of the marketplace. BMGers, have at it in the comments!