Dunkirk power plant http://wrvo.org en Public Service Commission to be sued over withheld information http://wrvo.org/post/public-service-commission-be-sued-over-withheld-information <p>The state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is coming under fire yet again with claims that the body’s proceedings lack transparency.</p><p>A group of elected officials, ratepayers, and environmental groups announced Thursday that they’re filing a <a href="http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/Verified-Petition_Memo-Law.pdf" target="_blank">lawsuit</a> in state Supreme Court against the PSC in an attempt to gain access to documents relating to the future of two power plants in upstate New York.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:37:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48864 at http://wrvo.org Dunkirk power plant to switch to natural gas http://wrvo.org/post/dunkirk-power-plant-switch-natural-gas <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></p><p>Many of New York’s power stations are reaching the end of their operating lives, with coal-fired plants becoming less viable from both a business and environmental standpoint.</p><p>This week, <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/12152013-dunkirk-power-plant" target="_blank">Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced</a> a $150 million deal that will see the coal-fired power plant in Dunkirk converted to burn natural gas.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:28:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48863 at http://wrvo.org Dunkirk power plant to switch to natural gas 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 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