The technology is available. It is just a matter of the right policies and right actions to make it happen.
That is what a cvoalition of environmentalist believes when it comes the state becoming 100 percent powered by renewable energy. On Monday, local leaders and organizations joined for a summit to dive into the issues.
National Grid is looking to run another power line mostly along the existing lines which cut through town from Hancock.
Peter Kavanaugh, from National Grid, said the plan is to run a 600-megawatt line through Nassau and Stephentown, N.Y. cross the border into Hancock, into Lanesborough, to Cheshire, Dalton, and end in an existing substation in Hinsdale. The path is nearly identical to the one proposed by Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct Project, which would have been a natural gas pipe
Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm. He has a forest management program to harvest timber to burn in wood furnaces. He doesn't need more natural gas.
Crane is one of some 500 businesses which have signed onto a petition against Gov. Charlie Baker's push for more natural gas.