Massachusetts Electric Rate is Seventh-Highest in U.S., But The Answer Isn't Nuclear

The average electric rate in the state is more than 14 cents per kilowatt hour, well above the national average and among the highest in the U.S., not including epic blackouts. The state senate is preparing to unveil a new bill today that will help to control those costs — and Nancy Folbre, an economics professor at the UMass, Amherst, certainly hopes it doesn’t include the word “nuclear.”  [AP | NYT]