Hydropower http://wrvo.org en Champlain Hudson Power Express project moves a step forward with state approval http://wrvo.org/post/champlain-hudson-power-express-project-moves-step-forward-state-approval <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Champlain Hudson Power Express, or<a href="http://www.chpexpress.com/" target="_blank"> CHPE,</a> is the name of a proposed underground transmission line that would bring hydropower generated in Canada under both Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, and into New York City. Now, the project is one step closer to becoming a reality, following approval by the New York State Public Service Commission Thursday. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:30:52 +0000 Sarah Harris 36488 at http://wrvo.org Champlain Hudson Power Express project moves a step forward with state approval Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? http://wrvo.org/post/will-hydropower-quebec-supply-new-york-city <p>In Québec, electricity is cheap. Hydro-Québec, a state-owned utility,&nbsp;has over 60 generating stations that use the province’s rivers to produce power.&nbsp;One of them is Beauharnois, southwest of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:32:58 +0000 Sarah Harris 35064 at http://wrvo.org Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? Pt. 2: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-2-where-does-our-power-come <p>In part one of our series on Canadian power, we brought you a first story on the hydroelectricity New York imports from Canada. Today, we visit the site of a proposed plan that might send more power our way from the Canadian province of Newfoundland &amp; Labrador. Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the dam could bring jobs and renewable energy but also bring costs.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:47:07 +0000 10411 at http://wrvo.org Pt 1: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-1-where-does-our-power-come <p>New York imports hydroelectricity generated by giant dams on Canadian rivers. And some would like to see the state get more of that renewable power. But as Emma Jacobs reports in the first story of our series on New York's imports of Canadian power, there's also opposition to that idea.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:26:40 +0000 10343 at http://wrvo.org Following the Power Lines http://wrvo.org/post/following-power-lines <p>We're drilling for gas, planning pipes from Canadian tar sands, and pumping millions of dollars into green energy projects. &nbsp;</p><p>But the energy mix that we'll end up with in New York State is still a work in progress. What do we want to see powering our toasters and laptops in the years to come?</p><p>We've posed those questions to a panel of experts, to find out what's being built,&nbsp;how the marketplace might shake out, and what the social and political ramifications are of how we produce and consume power.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:41:44 +0000 Rachel Ward 11227 at http://wrvo.org Following the Power Lines