SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
6:55 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Changing Face Of Energy In New England

Brayton Power Power Station, in Somerset, Mass.
Brayton Power Power Station, in Somerset, Mass.
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New England's energy sourcing is changing, and coal is on its way out.

Case in point, the recent shutdown of Somerset’s Brayton Point plant. And the surprise closure of the Yankee Pilgrim plant in Vermont suggests nuclear isn’t thriving either. Natural gas, on the other hand, is taking off.

Adam Reilly sat down with WGBH News science editor Heather Goldstone and WBGH News reporter Sean Corcoran to delve deeper into the issue of energy.

Read more about Massachusetts' quest for renewable energy here.

For more on New England’s energy options, and a host of other science issues, check out Goldstone's Living Lab blog.

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