In the next few months, policymakers across New England may commit tens of billions of ratepayers’ dollars to gas pipelines and electric transmission that will shape the region’s energy future for decades to come.  Some of the projects probably make sense, and could help to replace the region’s outdated power plants with cleaner resources, stabilize costs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  However, as Part I of this analysis series described, bigger is not necessarily better – particularly when it comes to pipelines – since the region is already struggling with over-reliance on natural gas.