Natural gas: cost of extending service

Natural gas is getting cheaper and is projected to stay cheaper than oil for the foreseeable future, due to reserves discovered in New England and new techniques for extraction (the infamous ‘fracking’). Looking around in my town, Lexington, there are thousands of houses heated with oil and propane. The snug is that extension of gas […]

S621, An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations

Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Housing. TO:          Committee on Housing  FROM:     Senator William N. Brownsberger  RE:           S621, An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations  DATE:       November 14, 2013  I write in support of S621, An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations.  It is my understanding that […]

S596, An Act relative to eligibility for cooperative housing corporations

Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Housing. TO:            Committee on Housing  FROM:      Senator William N. Brownsberger  RE:             S596, An Act relative to eligibility for cooperative housing corporations  DATE:        November 14, 2013   I am writing in opposition to S596 (and H1143), An Act relative to cooperative housing corporations.  Cooperative corporations […]

Transition to Clean Energy

Yesterday Senator Brownsberger testified before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy in support of H2935 An Act to transition to a clean energy Commonwealth. This bill will hasten the end of the coal industry in Massachusetts. See the Senator’s testimony below and visit Coal Free Mass for more information about the Commonwealth’s transition […]