New England Faces Shifting Energy Game

[Bangor News] New England historically has been America’s energy orphan, lying at the end of the energy pipelines. Only Hawaii is more vulnerable to interruption of imports or distribution system breakdown. Electricity costs are 36 percent above the national average. Now, in a century shadowed by threat of global energy emergencies — Middle East instability and violence, Asia’s insatiable energy appetite, the prospect of more Katrinas and devastating flooding wrought by global warming — can New England survive and prosper?