Skip to comments.Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change
Posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:41 PM PST by matt04
Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced $52 million in state funding to help cities and towns combat the effects of climate change.
The single largest piece of the funding will be $40 million in municipal grants given to cities and towns to make their energy infrastructure more resilient using clean energy technology. There will also be $10 million for coastal infrastructure and dam repair and $2 million for a variety of other projects.
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, of Westfield, said the money will be spread out across the state. The grants will be available to cities and towns to develop ways to maintain power and communications at police and fire stations, hospitals, emergency shelters and strategic gas stations.
"As we've seen in Western Massachusetts, with the tornado and the ice storms, you can have serious weather events across the commonwealth," Sullivan said. "This program is going to be very regionally diverse and will absolutely include work in Western Massachusetts."
The Legislature in 2007 and 2008 passed several bills requiring state government to address climate change by reducing greenhouses gases. Patrick's announcement on Tuesday, which was made at the New England Aquarium in Boston, focused on responding to the effects of climate change by preparing the state's transportation, utilities and other infrastructure to deal with more extreme weather.
Dwayne Breger, director of the division of renewable and alternative energy development at the state's Department of Energy Resources, said the municipal grants will allow cities and towns to tap into existing commercially available technology, including photovoltaics, solar panels and batteries for energy storage, to power emergency services, shelters and elderly housing even if the electrical grid goes down.
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Uh, they do know in a emergency you need power at police stations, fire stations, etc. all day, not just when they sun is shining. Right? Kinda like the generators they have for such a occasion, already in place.
Someone’s making money.
My family lives in Taxachusetts, I am pretty sure they are all laughing hysterically.
$52 Million to see if ice melts outside during summer.
And the fools just keep taking it in the....well, you know.
Just doling out the payoffs to his donors.
This requires a Gumpism: “Stupid is as Stupid does”.
The parrot is dead.
Not sleeping, not still, dead.
Theft, plain and simple. You cannot steal the money until you allocate it to some fraudulent project.
I'm thinking -- "Where'd the money come from? The cities and towns of MA, of course." It's simple redistribution and the vote buying.
Let me guess, towns that voted form him will get more money than others. The money they get will be spent on something completely unrelated to “climate change.”
Mini me is a disciple of 0, need I say more?
This whole state is corrupt to the nth degree.
Looks like a windfall for the police and fire dept. unions.
Pining for the fjords?
thar’s solar shrimp, solar stake, solar stew...
Isn’t all politics about money?
Seen any poor congresscritters lately?
Coupe deVal is such an idiot!
This is pure thievery....based on a hoax.
$52 million payoff to unions, friends and political support groups, plain and simple.