In an unprecedented display of no confidence, our energy grid operator terminated its legal relationship with Invenergy. It’s yet another nail in the coffin on this unneeded, unwanted, fracked-gas 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.”
“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.”
The Final Hearing to decide if Invenergy will be allowed to build its fracked gas and diesel oil power plant in Rhode Island is underway. By law, the most important questions to be answered by the state’s Energy Facility Siting Board: Is this plant really needed (it’s not) and would the plant cause unacceptable environmental harms (it would).
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For two years, Invenergy has been trying to build an unneeded, unwanted fossil fuel power plant in the heart of a state forest in Burrillville, Rhode Island. But Burrillville – along with nearly every other town across the state – has stood against the project, as it would harm local communities, devastate an important wildlife corridor,… Continue reading Final Showdown Begins Between Invenergy, CLF, and Burrillville Residents
The ISO’s Forward Capacity Auction 12, conducted on Monday, February 5, 2018, once again shows that the proposed Invenergy fracked gas and diesel oil power plant is not needed. What Is the Forward Capacity Auction? The Independent System Operator-New England (ISO) is the entity that runs the New England electricity grid. The ISO is regulated… Continue reading ISO Forward Capacity Auction Results Show (Yet Again) Invenergy Is Not Needed
Invenergy’s proposed power plant barely avoided a near-fatal blow to its proposed dirty energy power plant in January, though it still has big hurdles to overcome before it can push shovels in the ground.
Invenergy is a zombie. By “zombie,” I mean the company’s proposed fracked gas and diesel fuel power plant is as good as dead. Invenergy may not be aware yet that its plant is as good as dead – that’s why Invenergy is still walking around. But it is as good as dead. Two different sets… Continue reading Invenergy is a Zombie
It’s been quite a season for Invenergy, from communities across Rhode Island having their voices silenced to new information confirming that New England doesn’t need Invenergy’s dirty power.