coal plants http://wrvo.org en PSC rules redacted information must be disclosed http://wrvo.org/post/psc-rules-redacted-information-must-be-disclosed <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 state Public Service Commission (PSC) has come under scrutiny in recent weeks with claims that there’s a lack of transparency in its proceedings.</p><p>The commission’s handling of plans for the future of two coal-fired power plants in upstate New York has been particularly criticized.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45961 at http://wrvo.org PSC rules redacted information must be disclosed Debate over Cayuga Power Plant intensifies the fight on fracking http://wrvo.org/post/debate-over-cayuga-power-plant-intensifies-fight-fracking <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:21:46 +0000 Matt Richmond 42575 at http://wrvo.org Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition http://wrvo.org/post/debate-over-coal-plant-shows-challenges-energy-transition <p></p><p>Once every week, a freight train loaded with coal makes its way through Ithaca to the coal-fired power plant north of town in Lansing, on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Those shipments may stop soon.</p><p>The state’s Public Service Commission is considering the future of the Lansing plant. The pending decision has sparked a local debate that says a lot about the challenges New York will face if it’s serious about switching to new sources of power.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:49:32 +0000 Matt Richmond 40218 at http://wrvo.org Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition Competing solutions Dunkirk coal plant's future http://wrvo.org/post/competing-solutions-dunkirk-coal-plants-future-0 <p>The changing face of New York’s energy landscape has brought uncertainty about the future of the state’s coal plants. The future of one particular plant in western New York has become a hot topic.</p><p>Plummeting natural gas prices and tightening emissions restrictions have made the NRG Energy plant in Dunkirk unviable from a business standpoint.</p><p>But, the plant is too important to the reliability of western New York’s electricity grid to simply shut it down.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:41:51 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39150 at http://wrvo.org Competing solutions Dunkirk coal plant's future New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline? http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-coal-fired-power-plants-repower-or-take-offline <p>It's a tough environment for coal-plants in New York state. The state is home to some of the oldest power facilities in the country, which operate under <a href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-14/national/35846839_1_soot-standards-epa-standards-fine-particulate-matter" target="_blank">stricter emissions regulations</a> introduced by the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glo/actions.html" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA).</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:51:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35011 at http://wrvo.org New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline?