An "all of the above" strategy is the energy equivalent of making sure that everyone on the Little League team is given a trophy....or perhaps telling little Johnny that 1 + 1 = "Whatever answer feels good for you Johnny". The wind industry uses the phrase "all of the above" all the time, seeking safety in the herd and vampire-like avoidance of sunlight.
New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices
National Grid said it backs an “all of the above” strategy that includes renewable energy, investing in energy efficiency and increasing natural gas transmission.
BDN - New England governors pledge energy cooperation
While acknowledging “the economic, system reliability and environmental consequences of inadequate energy infrastructure require action,” the governors are still not sure exactly what kind of regional action they can take, given different and sometimes conflicting interests among the six states.
Governors' energy conference yields more talk
Funding the individual energy projects remained an issue as well. The possibility of imposing fees on ratepayers remains on the table, Malloy said, although the region does intend to ask the federal government for help resolve the energy challenges as well.
The governors plan on having a telephone conference again in June to discuss energy issues and then meet again in person in September.