Rhode Island has taken a step to broaden their development of offshore wind. My take is to let them make the mistake, as long as it does not hurt us here in Maine. We have enough clean energy and reliable energy here in Maine to keep OUR grid stable in times of high use. Southern New England has decommissioned many of their fossil fuel plants without good planning, and we should NOT be penalized. I put a comment on the article.
Southern New England. You already saw last winter how depending on "Renewable Energy" did to your grid. You had to open coal plants import EXPENSIVE LNG from RUSSIA no less to keep your lights on. Renewable energy can't provide constant flow of electrons when the wind does not blow or blows too hard or the sun does not shine. Battery storage is NOT available affordably and batteries are really expensive and only last less than ten years. The cheapest and most credible alternative is to install enough capacity to tap into Pennsylvania's shale gas which is cheap and plentiful. It will heat homes, businesses and fire up 24/7/365 power plants with cleaner power than renewable. The energy, mostly coal, used to build wind turbines is enormous, as well as the amount of oil, for transportation of parts, for making all the concrete (coal), for making all the steel (coal), for making the blades (oil), for smelting all the copper for wires and plastic coating. Besides, as much as we and Europe have been cutting our emissions, the CO2 level just keeps rising and the worldwide temperature has NOT gone up for more than 20 years now.
So, if you want to keep on getting higher and higher electricity bills keep building more wind turbines. It is NOT CHEAP and not reliable.