Charlie Baker joins N.E. govs in energy action plan

By Marie Szaniszlo, the Boston Herald.

New England’s governors yesterday agreed to a mix of regional and state steps — from increased natural gas capacity to renewable energy such as solar and wind power — to help reduce energy costs.

In one joint effort, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut are seeking power purchase agreements for hydropower or other types of renewable energy.

Gov. Charlie Baker said he supports the carbon emission reduction goals developed under former Gov. Deval Patrick, despite his support for increased natural gas capacity.