National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Renewable Energy Bills August 24 2020
Electric and gas utility National Grid lobbied in opposition to legislation aimed at promoting renewable energy in Massachusetts, recent lobbying reports show. In the first half of 2020, the company fought measures to enhance both solar and wind energy in the state.
...National Grid has employed a total of six lobbyists in Massachusetts thus far this year. Four of them are the utility's in-house lobbyists and two work for the lobbying firm Joyce & LeBretton. The utility paid its lobbyists a little over $94,000 for the first six months of 2020, with $72,000 doled out to Joyce & LeBretton.
Last year the company spent nearly $200,000 on lobbying in Massachusetts.
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