Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility, markets itself as a company that strives for carbon neutrality and invests in offshore wind power.
Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility, markets itself as a company that strives for carbon neutrality and invests in offshore wind power. But at a recent industry presentation, Eversource officials outlined a strategy to continue using natural gas for years to come and to fight growing efforts to decarbonize the heating of buildings, according to E & E News.
E & E News obtained a slide presentation by an Eversource executive from an industry conference in mid-March. The presentation warned that natural gas is “in for [the] fight of its life” and called for a lobbying campaign in which “everyone needs to contact legislators in favor of NG [natural gas].” Another slide asked how the natural gas industry could “take advantage of power outage fear” to continue promoting the use of natural gas, E & E News reported.
Eversource is identified in the slide presentation as the co-leader of the Consortium to Combat Electrification, which is affiliated with the Energy Solutions Center, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group. According to the presentation, 14 other utilities are involved in the effort to “create effective, customizable marketing materials to fight the electrification/anti-natural gas movement.”
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