Mass. Natural Gas Explosions Highlight Tension Between Recovery and Long-Term Efficiency Goals

Green Tech Media:  Lisa Cascio’s home is still without heating more than a month after a series of natural-gas explosions and fires damaged dozens of homes and businesses in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, north of Boston.

“It’s still an emergency,” Cascio’s colleague, Sue Coakley, executive director of the nonprofit Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), told Greentech Media in an interview. “There’s almost desperation among people because it’s getting cold. They don’t have heat. They don’t have hot water. They don’t know when it’s coming.”

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