Wellesley teed up a bold move on climate action. Then came an offer it couldn’t refuse.

Boston Globe

State Senator Michael Barrett, one of the lead authors of Massachusetts’ 2021 and 2022 climate laws, has introduced legislation that would take control of Mass Save away from the utilities.

He said National Grid’s offer to Wellesley embodies what he said is a broad effort by the gas industry.

“This whole issue of the survival strategies by natural gas utilities is framed here,” he said. “They are pursuing a number of stratagems, and imposing these kinds of conditions.”