Climate Change

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My Turn: Jerry Elmer: We don’t need modern energy plant

Without a permit and with no shovels in the ground, the ISO has determined it is impossible for Invenergy to start generating energy by its required deadline. So ISO walked away from Invenergy. This is further proof that the plant is not needed and should not be built.

Senior Fellows
Wendy Sheu, Esq.
by Dara Epison

Wendy Sheu, Esq. comes to CLF with a background in regulatory compliance. Prior to joining CLF, Wendy was Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel at a Boston asset management firm, where she advised on regulatory matters and was responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing compliance policies and procedures. Wendy began her career as an associate at Ropes…

Press Releases
Yet Another Setback for Invenergy Fossil Fuel Power Plant

“Today’s decision is yet another nail in the coffin for this unnecessary fracked gas and fossil fuel plant,” said Jerry Elmer, Senior Attorney at CLF. “Rhode Island simply does not need the power that this plant would generate or the dangerous greenhouse gas emissions that would come along with it.  As we’ve been saying for months, it’s time for Invenergy to admit defeat and let Rhode Island focus instead on clean renewable energy like solar and wind power.”

Press Releases
Proposed Invenergy Power Plant Dealt Major Setback

“Today’s filing is proof positive of what CLF has argued from day one: Invenergy’s plant is simply not needed,” said Jerry Elmer, Senior Attorney at CLF. “The fracked gas and diesel oil plant would create climate-damaging greenhouse gas pollution at a time when we should be putting all of our efforts into advancing clean energy. It’s time for Invenergy to admit defeat and withdraw its permit application.”

Blog
Hurricane María: My Story
by Rohemir Ramirez

After surviving the unprecedented destruction Hurricane María brought to Puerto Rico, CLF staff attorney Rohemir Ramirez asks if New England is ready for the record-breaking weather climate change will bring.

Press Releases
CLF Continues Fight Against Unfair Maine Solar Rules

“The rules put forth by the LePage administration are a giant step backward for solar power,” said Sean Mahoney, Executive Vice President and Director of CLF Maine. “Mainers overwhelmingly support solar and other renewable energy sources. These policies disincentivize homeowners from making the necessary investments at a time when it is more important than ever for the state encourage development in Maine’s fast-growing clean energy sector.”