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FM #855 - Making Sense of Climate #16 - 09/27/22
Episode 8552nd October 2022 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022.  

This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it helps with your understanding as well. 

Topics covered this time

Electric rate increases

DPU process, Inequity around New England, ISO New England

Municipal aggregation for Franklin shields us

Machin and side deal

FERC role mentioned for aiding in interstate transmission role

Ezra Klien podcast with Jesse Kenkins

Scope of work required

Heat pump explanation

Affordable housing, zoning for residential & commercial neighborhoods

If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session.  

The conversation runs about 48 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted


Jesse Jenkins   and

Podcast link 

There is a great section on heat pumps as well as an explanation on the side effect of reducing premature deaths due to improved air quality

Other climate podcast referral ->

See the page that collects the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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