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Invenergy Plant Won’t Deliver the Promised Ratepayer Savings
by Jerry Elmer

Update 1/6/15: Our online action alert makes it even easier to contact Rhode Island leaders and tell them to stop the Invenergy plant. Take action now! The proposal to build a new 900 megawatt (MW) fossil-fuel-fired power plant in Burrillville Rhode Island raises three important issues. The first, most important, overriding issue is climate change.…

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The Invenergy Plant Is Not Needed To Prevent Blackouts
by Jerry Elmer

Update 1/6/15: Our online action alert makes it even easier to contact Rhode Island leaders and tell them to stop the Invenergy plant. Take action now! Invenergy wants to build a $700 million fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island, that will continue emitting large amounts of carbon pollution for as long as 40…

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New Fossil Fuel Power Plant Proposed for Rhode Island
by Jerry Elmer

Update 1/6/15: Our online action alert makes it even easier to contact Rhode Island leaders and tell them to stop the Invenergy plant. Take action now! On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) opened a Docket (a “Docket” is a case or a litigation) to consider a proposal by…

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CLF to Kinder Morgan: No Thanks. We Don’t Need Your Oversized Polluting Pipeline
by Melissa Birchard

In October, CLF submitted comments at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the appropriate scope of environmental review to assess Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The company’s proposed pipeline will traverse much of southern New Hampshire to deliver 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas capacity into Massachusetts. Such a massive…

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FERC Should Stay Its Review of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline
by Caitlin Peale Sloan

On Friday, October 16, Conservation Law Foundation submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concerning its environmental review of Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Northeast Energy Direct Project. This project would build a large new natural gas pipeline across Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, joining Kinder Morgan’s existing pipeline system in Dracut,…

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As Cold Sets In, the New England Winter Energy “Crisis” Fizzles
by Christophe Courchesne

As of this writing (mid-January), we’re reaching the end of our first major cold snap here in New England, so let’s take stock of how New England’s electric system and market are faring. In short, we are doing much better than expected, to the great surprise of the many “experts” who have said we are…

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Time to Make Good on Global Warming Solutions Act
by Shanna Cleveland

In 2008, the Massachusetts legislature unanimously passed the strongest climate change mandates in the nation, and Governor Patrick signed it into law. One of the key pieces of that law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) was a direct command to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to put regulations in place that would establish…

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CLEC Is Looking For (Not After) Your Wallet
by Greg Cunningham

The recently announced formation of the Coalition to Lower Energy Costs (CLEC) represents the latest tactic employed by Kinder Morgan and its Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) subsidiary in their effort to build a gas pipeline on the backs of electric customers. The acronym’s distinct resemblance to the Koch brothers’ ALEC front group is just a…

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The Market Speaks — Maine (and New England) Should Listen
by Greg Cunningham

The preliminary conclusions are in on Maine’s proposed gambit to invest ratepayer money on natural gas pipeline expansion—it’s not worth the risk. Those were the findings of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) staff in its recommendations to the Commission issued last night. The staff report finds that the cost of using ratepayer money to…