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Successful Hearing on Bill That Would Kill Invenergy Fossil-Fuel Plant
by Jerry Elmer

The House Environment Committee, chaired by Rep. Art Handy (D-Cranston), held a hearing yesterday evening on H-8240, introduced by Rep. Cale Keable (D-Burrillville). As I explained in an earlier post, CLF strongly supports the bill because, if enacted, it is likely to kill the 900-megawatt Invenergy power plant proposed for Burrillville, Rhode Island. The hearing…

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New General Assembly Bill Addresses Invenergy Power Plant Proposal
by Jerry Elmer

On Friday, May 20, Rhode Island Representative Cale Keable, of Burrillville, introduced a bill into the General Assembly that could have profound implications for the proposal of Invenergy to build an unneeded 1,000-megawatt fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville. The bill is H-8240. Main Point of the New Bill Under existing law (R.I. General Laws…

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Proposed Burrillville power plant would thwart emissions goal

… Roberts is submitting the testimony on behalf of the Conservation Law Foundation, a regional environmental group that is opposed to the power plant proposal. The group gave The Providence Journal an advance copy of the filing. … Roberts is not the first to invoke the Resilient Rhode Island Act in fighting the proposal. Jerry…

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Opponents Question Need for More Natural Gas

Evidence indicates that the proposed Invenergy fossil fuel plant is unnecessary, as explained in this ecoRI article. One of Invenergy’s principal reasons for the project appears to have been undercut. The energy company has said a new plant is necessary to meet the growing demand for energy in the region and to fill the energy…

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Update on the Invenergy Power Plant
by Jerry Elmer

The Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB), which is considering a proposal to permit a new 900 MW fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island, held two meetings this month. January 12 Preliminary Hearing On January 12, the EFSB held a Preliminary Hearing in the Docket. At the Preliminary Hearing, Invenergy presented a broad overview of…