Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The AG's Decision not to Certify Competitive Electricity Contracts

Following the Attorney General’s decision not to certify a proposed ballot question on competitive electricity contracts for the 2012 state election ballot, I released the following statement today:

“Finding and developing sources of alternative energy is important, and doing so should not be tainted by bidding and procurement practices that avoid competition and transparency. The way to advance alternative energy is to make it practical and cost-effective, and not to isolate it from the economic pressures that families and employers in Massachusetts are facing every day when it comes time to pay their electric bills. While voters have been denied their chance today to provide transparency in energy pricing, my hope is that they will soon have an opportunity to support this goal through the legislative process and that today’s ruling will not discourage any of us from pursuing the right path when it comes to buying and paying for electricity.”

To read the actual language of the proposed ballot question please click here.