Lansing http://wrvo.org en 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