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Connecticut Light and Power
Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the effort is part of a push to reduce energy costs, strengthen grid reliability and increase the region's economic competitiveness. He said it's important for Massachusetts to embrace regional cooperation with neighboring states to pursue natural gas expansion. Under the plan, electric distribution companies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island will collaborate with state agencies to begin a competitive bidding process to...